We understand that everyone’s experience of loss will be different and that therefore we have a range of support opportunities available
We aim to offer flexible, personalised and cost effective support for people experiencing these difficulties.
Counselling can give you the opportunity to explore issues such as emotional pain, anger, guilt, and depression with a trained therapist. It can also help you with acceptance and strategies to coping with life, during the time leading up to and after the death of someone close.
If you’ve stopped doing things you used to enjoy before your loss and would like some company while you readjust, then we can match a befriender with you. A befriender can go out and about with you, visit you at home or call for a regular chat.
Education about the physical and emotional effects of loss
We can provide you with information about what the some common physical and emotional experiences of loss might be.
Coping with Loss and Change Course
These courses can help you to understand stages of loss, ways to cope and to share your experiences with others in a safe environment
Group therapy is a shared therapeutic experience that involves the presence of a trained professional and other group members who are working through their grief.
Group therapy is confidential, and collaborative which focuses on particular concerns shared by group members. The therapist may encourage participants to share their experiences and work on achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and improved understanding to help recovery.
Having therapy in a group setting may have additional benefits, as it offers a support network and provides opportunity to meet others experiencing similar difficulties.
A Wellbeing Assistant could help you with some of the practical aspects of coping with loss and change; writing letters to organisations, changing details for utility and phone accounts, ensuring you are getting all the financial help you may be entitled to or helping to sort and share belongings that need a new home.
We are continuing to compile a list of good books and would love to hear from you if you found any particularly helpful. Here is what we have so far.
If you would like to read one of these books but are not in a position to purchase it or borrow it form your local library please give us a call and we will help you with that.
- Counselling – £40 for each 50 minute session
- Support Groups – £30 for a course of six 90 minutes session (max 10 attendees)
- Befriending – Free
- Practical support – £15 for each 60 minute support session
Complete this online form or call us on 01371 876641.
Great South Run (1)
Event Date: 18/10/2020
The Great South Run was a key date in Jon’s calendar for many years, giving him the motivation to stay fit and try to achieve a personal best each year. Jen, Evie, Eddie and Henry used to love cheering him on, and they now plan to visit Portsmouth and Southsea every year in his memory.<
Hayley's Skydive (1)
Event Date: 20/06/2020
I have suffered from anxiety and depression for many years, and I have overcome many hurdles along the way.
Skydiving is another thing I’d like to do, but this time for a good cause.
I would like to raise awareness of mental health and the impact it has on sufferers and their fa
London Marathon (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Sarah is taking on the iconic London Marathon next year and would really love your support.
Mind in West Essex is a charity I feel very strongly about and am excited to run for. Mental Health affects everyone and sometimes we need just need some support
RED January Alison (1)
Event Date: 01/01/2020
I figured it is time for me to walk the walk as well as talking the talk and when better to do so than as part of RED January.
So to look after both my mental and physical wellbeing and start the year off as I would like to go on I will be walking, cycling, swimming or yoga ing every day i
RED January Frankie (1)
Event Date: 31/01/2020
My name is Frankie and I am 5 years old.
I am going to exercise everyday in January. This will make me healthy! My mummy says it doesn't just keep me physically healthy but also mentally healthy.
Please donate money so I can raise lots and lots!!
Thank you so much
RED January Jo (1)
Event Date: 31/01/2020
After a rocky end to 2019 with my health I am determined to start 2020 mentally and physically healthy. So I am taking on the challenge of RED January. I am going to be active every single day in January.
I cant say that it will be a run every day (because I have three children, a job and