Bereavement support

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We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one, and that’s why we’re here to offer you a listening ear, for as long as you need us.

One-to-one bereavement support*

We all deal with loss in our own way, as it is a very personal process. At East of England Co-op Funeral Services, we are here to help you work through the emotions you are facing.

The grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming, and there's no one way to grieve, or a particular amount of time that you should grieve for. As long as you need us we are here for you on a one-to-one basis to help you come to terms with your loss and adjust to life without your loved one.

One-to-one support often works well alongside group sessions, and our bereavement counsellors can either meet you in person or arrange to talk to you over the phone. And, if we have taken care of the funeral service for your loved one, this service is absolutely free for however long you need it.

Call 01206 797196 to find out more or arrange a session.

*Subject to area. Call us on 01206 797196 for more information.

Bereavement Support Groups

When you are dealing with bereavement, you can often feel like you’re completely alone – but this doesn’t have to be the case. At our regular Bereavement Support Groups you will be able to talk to our experienced counsellors, as well as others who are in similar situations to yourself.

These groups are an informal and relaxed way to deal with your grief without having to worry. Group members are there to support each other and there is always a bereavement counsellor on hand for you to talk to. Sessions are free to all. Simply come along whenever you need support.

  • Clacton

    Every Thursday, 10.30am-12.30pm.

    United Reformed Church Hall, Carnarvon Road, Clacton CO15 6PH.

    For more information please call Evelyn on 01206 797196.

     

  • Colchester

    Every Tuesday, 1.30pm-3.30pm.

    Friends Meeting House, Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF.

    For more information please call Evelyn on 01206 797196.

  • Ipswich

    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. 1.30pm-3.30pm.

    Co-op Education Centre, Fore Street, Ipswich.

    For more information please call Becky on 01473 231460.

  • Felixstowe

    Every Monday, 1.30-3pm.

    Trinity Methodist Church, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7AN.

    For more information please call Becky on 01473 231460.

  • Ipswich

    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. 1.30pm-3.30pm.

    Co-op Education Centre, Fore Street, Ipswich.

    For more information please call Becky on 01473 231460.

  • Leiston

    Last Tuesday of every month, 1.30pm-3pm.

    United Reformed Church Hall, High Street, Leiston IP16 4EL.

    For more information please call Becky on 01473 231460.

  • Maldon

    Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm

    Baptist Church Hall, Butt Lane, Maldon CM9 5HD.

    For more information please call Evelyn on 01206 797196.

  • Stowmarket

    Last Thursday of every month, 10am-12pm.

    Cafe 52, Crowe Street, Stowmarket IP14 1DL.

    For more information please call Becky on 01473 231460.

  • Witham

    Every Monday, 1.15pm-3.15pm.

    Council Chambers, Town Hall, Witham CM8 2FE.

    For more information please call Evelyn on 01206 797196.

  • Woodbridge

    Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 10am-12pm.

    Seckford Lounge, St Mary's Church Centre, Market Hill, Woodbridge IP12 4LP.

    For more information please call Becky on 01473 231460.

  • Hadleigh & Sudbury - starting 10 October 2017

    Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10.30am to 12noon. 

    Hadleigh Town Hall, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5DN.

    For more information please call Becky on 01473 231460.

If you feel we could help in your area by setting up another group, please get in touch by ringing us on 01206 797196.

If you would like to find out more information about dealing with bereavement, visit  http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/bereavement.html