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The Newham Bereavement Service is for adults living in Newham who have experienced grief, loss and bereavement at anytime, either recently or years ago.

You can refer yourself by downloading the Referral Form or by emailing [email protected] or phoning 020 7510 1081 / 020 7510 4268.

Professionals can use the same form to refer clients.

We offer a range of support which include:

1. Bereavement Counselling

Most people will experience bereavement at some time in their life. Everyone reacts to their loss in their own unique way. We offer one-to-one counselling for six weeks with specially trained bereavement counsellors providing you with a safe and confidential space to come to terms with what has happened.

2. Early Bereavement Group

Our Early Bereavement Service is a counselling service for people that are struggling to cope in immediate aftermath of a loss. We normally see clients for four sessions and then signpost  to either bereavement counselling or local support.

3. Bereavement Cafe 

Our Bereavement Café is for local people to come along and share a cup of tea in the company of others who understand. It’s is a drop-in group for anyone who has experienced bereavement. Losing a loved one can turn your world upside down and make you feel lost – and talking about how you feel can help.  

Anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close to them, no matter how long ago, is welcome to come along. It is completely free; the atmosphere is very relaxed and informal; and we would love to see you there.

Where: St Bartholomew’s Church , 292b Barking Rd, East Ham, London E6 3BA

When: Every Tuesday – starting 18th May 2021.

Time: 1100 to 1200

4. Closed Bereavement Groups

These six-week groups are at the same time every week and an opportunity to take part in a therapeutic group where you can learn from each other, share your stories, listen to others and learn how to cope with a loss. Members need to commit to coming every week for six weeks. In order to attend you will have to attend an assessment with our service. You may go on to individual counselling after the group.

Where: St Bartholomew’s Church, 292b Barking Rd, East Ham, London E6 3BA

When: Every Wednesday – please contact office for next start date

Time: 1100 to 1200

5. Staff Workshops

We offer free workshops to all community organisations, statutory services local authority teams in Newham on how to deal with staff and clients who are struggling with bereavements. . These normally take place on a Wednesday from 1400 to 1530. Please get in touch if interested.

It all starts with an assessment to see if we are the right service for you.

Please download the referral form and email to: [email protected]

Any queries? Please get in touch on 0207 510 4268 or view our information guide below


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