Bereavement Café

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Our Bereavement Café project aims to connect local, bereaved people in West Essex and East Herts together, to support each other through grief and loss.
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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 

Book your place at a Bereavement Café now, by calling our Bereavement Support Helpline on 01279 967670

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

YBCPhoenix 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)

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

 


Get in touch

For general enquiries about our Bereavement Café project, please call our Bereavement Support Helpline on 01279 967670 or email bereavement@stclarehospice.org.uk