Bereavement Support

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Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of someone close. Our Patient & Family Support team can help you to face the grieving journey.
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Our Bereavement Café is a twice-monthly drop-in group for anyone who has experienced bereavement…

When we experience the death of someone close to us, it can feel like our whole world has turned upside down – with each of experiencing grief in our own way. Sometimes, talking or listening to someone who understands can offer us comfort – even if just a little.

Our Bereavement Café offers a place to meet and connect with other local people who have had similar experiences to our own. It is a safe place to speak openly about our experiences, or simply just meet up for a coffee and a piece of cake.

Find your local Café

There are currently two Bereavement Café events that run monthly throughout West Essex.

Hastingwood
Where: St Clare Hospice, CM17 9JX
When: Every 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Dunmow
Where: Old Park Meadow, CM6 3PL
When: Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 10am – 12pm

Our Bereavement Café is open to everyone in West Essex and East Hertfordshire. The Café is free to attend, so please feel welcome to simply turn up on the day. 


If you are local to West Essex or East Hertfordshire and feel that you could benefit from our support, please contact our Patient and Family Support Team on 01279 773 762.

If you have lost someone in the care of St Clare Hospice, please refer to our Support for families and carers.


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