Bereavement Services

We can support you

We offer our bereavement service to people over the age of 18, who are experiencing difficulty in their grieving process, and who have been bereaved by the loss of a loved one with a life-limiting illness.

We accept self-referrals for those families whose loved one was known to the Hospice.  We also accept referrals from GPs in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

Our Bereavement Service offers a range of flexible support to meet your needs and your grief process.

Information about the Nature of Grief

The guide contains information about possible responses to loss and bereavement together with some ideas about how to cope with your feelings.  There are also links to other organisations who may also be able to help with your loss.

Written Guide to Bereavement and Grief

Bereavement Videos

Watch four short videos looking at different ways of thinking about grief.

Bereavement Videos

Bereavement Support

1:1 support sessions with trained volunteers.

A 5 week structured bereavement support group, led by a counsellor and volunteer. This is a supportive group encouraging you to talk about your feelings and share thoughts and experiences with others who are also bereaved.

Ecotherapy Group: An outdoor bereavement therapy group combining gardening, outdoor craft activities and introducing some relaxation techniques.  It is aimed at gardeners and non-gardeners alike.  Everyone who attends is bereaved, and the group aims to help people to work through grief, learn new skills and make new friends whilst enjoying the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors.  Ecotherapy takes place during the summer months and is a 5 week rolling programme for up to 8 participants.

Bereavement Counselling

1:1 sessions with a counsellor. We offer telephone and video conference counselling. We also offer face to face counselling at the Hospice. 

We also offer one to one outdoor bereavement counselling sessions.    These can be scheduled to take place in quiet areas of the Hospice gardens, or they can take the form of individual walk and talk sessions outside of the Hospice grounds.

For more information about our Bereavement Service  click here

Click here to view our Confidentiality Overview

All our counsellors are registered and/or accredited members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within The BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

We are an Accredited Counselling Service with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Springhill Hospice Bereavement Service Strategy 2023-2024

Non-Hospice Bereavement Resources counselling, groups and helplines


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