Coping with your feelings

Our experienced Bereavement Team is here for you

While there are a number of practical things you will want to get on with after a loved one dies, it’s important to look after yourself and address how you are feeling.

While we’re unable to meet with you in person at the moment, we can talk on the phone, video calls or by email. We can help you with practicalities that may be overwhelming or confusing for you, or with your emotions.

Talk to us so we can determine together how best to support you. That may be through a facilitated group, support phone calls or some bereavement counselling. Email bereavement@willen-hospice.org.uk or call us on 01908 663636 to speak to someone.

Grief Chat

You may prefer to speak to a specially trained counsellor. Find out more about GriefChat and how they can help you.

Bereavement and grief self help guide

You may find it helpful to follow a structured self-help guide. We have found this extremely useful guide, which has been developed by NHS Scotland, using cognitive behaviour therapy principles. This can be completed online or downloaded. While this has been developed in Scotland, its content is for use across the UK. You can work through this at your own pace to suit your own needs.

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
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