Bereavement Support

We are committed to supporting family and friends throughout their contact with the hospice, and this includes support after a patient has died.

We allow the bereaved the space, time and opportunity to tell their story as many times as they need to without judgement, without advice and without preconceptions. We give the bereaved the opportunity to be heard.

How can the Bereavement Support team help?

Our Bereavement Support Co-ordinator and volunteers offer support to suit each individual. This might be spending some time together with a member of staff or a trained volunteer, on the telephone or at the hospice. We also offer informal support sessions at the hospice, where small groups meet to share their experiences and support one another. These sessions can involve taking part in discussions, memory work, art work and other activities group members may wish to be involved with.

We can help patients, families and friends talk about issues raised by death and dying and we may also help in planning a funeral.

We also hold remembrance services for family members to attend if they wish.

Bereavement Group Schedule

The hospice based bereavement groups are usually on the second Monday of every month. These cater for family and/or friends experiencing difficulties, or needing support, after the death of a loved one.

The groups run on each of the following dates, one during the afternoon from 1.30pm - 3.00pm and the other from 6.00pm - 7.00pm both at Bolton Hospice.

Monday May 14th                         Monday June 11th

Monday July 9th                           Monday August 13th

Monday September 10th              Monday October 8th

Monday November 12th               Monday December 10th

Monday January 14th 2019

Bereavement Walking / Social Group upcoming events

We also run a walking/social group that normally meets on the last Monday of the month (apart from December). We listen to suggestions from the group as to where we walk. It is always a non-demanding walk that ends in a café for much needed refreshments.

Wednesday April 24th - Jumbles Country Park cafe, Bradshaw Road, Bolton, BL2 4JS

Tuesday May 28th - Anglezarke Resevoir Car Par, moor Ropad, Chorley, PR6 9DQ - Refreshments at Yew Tree Inn, Nickleton Brow, Heath Charnock, Chorley, PR6 9HA

Monday June 24th – Queens Park, next to Bolton Hospice, meet in the car park and finish at the tea rooms

Monday July 22nd – Seven Acres Country Park, BL2 2LN then onto the Bolton Hopsice cafe on Hillview Road, Astley Bridge, BL1 8QQ - PARK BY CAFE

Wednesday August 28th – Turton Tower, Chapeltown Road, BL7 0HG

Monday September 23rd – Smithills Country Park, Smithills Road, BL1 7NP

Please phone our chaplain, John Hall, if you would like to attend on 01204 663066 or email on john.hall@boltonhospice.org 

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