The Bereavement Café Project
Here at St Clare, we feel that some of the most meaningful support you may experience when you have been bereaved, is through connecting with others who have had similar experiences.
Our Bereavement Café project aims to connect local people together, to support each other throughout grief. Everyone is welcome to access this free, community-led service – whether your loss was recent, or a long time ago.
Our Café events and our online communities (which we host through Facebook), offer a safe space to meet others; speak about our experiences; ask questions; share resources; and make new friends.
Come along to a Bereavement Café event in person
Please note: In line with other healthcare providers in England, St Clare Hospice will continue to implement protective measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in order to protect our vulnerable patients and staff. This includes asking staff and visitors to continue wearing face coverings, testing regularly and maintaining social distancing when in the Hospice. If you’d like to visit St Clare Hospice to attend a Bereavement Café, please read more about our current guidance before making your trip. Please visit stclarehospice.org.uk/coronavirus
Find your local Café
St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood
St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, CM17 9JX
Every Friday, 2pm – 3.30pm
Hemnall Street Social Club, Epping
50 Hemnall Street,Epping, CM16 4LS
The second Monday of the month, 10am – 11.30am (Starting 8th November)
Potter Street, Harlow
98 Potter Street, Harlow CM17 9AW
The last Saturday of the month, 10am – 11.30am
Youth Bereavement Café, Harlow
Phoenix Lounge, Harvey Centre, Harlow, CM20 1XR
The first Thursday of the month, 7pm – 8.30pm (Starting 4th November)
Salvation Army, Saffron Walden
Salvation Army, 5 Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden CB10 1AG
The third Thursday of the month, 10am – 11.30am (Starting 18th November)
Old Park Meadow, Great Dunmow
Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground, Coppice Lane, North End, Nr Great Dunmow CM6 3P
The third Wednesday of the month, 10am – 11.30am
Book your place now, by calling our Bereavement Support Helpline on 01279 967670.
Join your local Bereavement Café online community
Our Bereavement Café online communities aim to connect local, bereaved people together via Facebook and online video conferencing service, Zoom.
Click on a link below to visit your Bereavement Café Facebook Group:
Our Bereavement Café Facebook groups are moderated by trained St Clare Hospice Bereavement Café Facilitator volunteers, who aim to encourage a supportive and welcoming space for all participants to benefit from.
Take part in a virtual Bereavement Café meeting via Zoom:
You can also connect with others in a Bereavement Café group video call, which we are hosting via Zoom with the support of a trained St Clare Facilitator. You can use your computer, smart phone or tablet to log in to Zoom – or you can call in via the telephone.
Our virtual Bereavement Café meetings are running on:
- Every Tuesday at 10.30am – 11.30am
- First Wednesday of every month at 7pm – 8pm
- Every Thursday at 11am – 12pm
- Every Thursday at 7pm – 8pm (Until end of August)
To book your place at a Bereavement Café meeting via Zoom, please call our Bereavement Support Helpline on 01279 967670.
Youth Bereavement Café (YBC)
Our Youth Bereavement Café (YBC) offers a space for young and bereaved people (aged 18-30) to meet and connect with others who have had similar experiences to their own.
Click here to visit and join the YBC Facebook group, where you can find more information: facebook.com/groups/youthbereavementcafe