Bereavement

The care we provide does not end when the person dies.

The death of a significant person in our lives can be one of the most difficult and overwhelming experiences we ever face. We are here to support you through your bereavement.

Sometimes it can feel difficult to confide in family and friends about the extent of your grief, especially if that person is also dealing with their own grief. You may feel like you need to talk to people ‘outside’ of your personal life who are experienced in talking to grieving people.

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Living Well Centre

Vernon Nash Rowans Web 01 031If you would like to talk to somebody about the death of someone close to you, now or at any time in the future, you can visit Rowans Living Well Centre. You do not need an appointment, just drop in during opening hours and specially trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide a listening ear.

The Centre is open from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday, and until 7pm on the first Thursday of every month.

Click here for more details about the Living Well Centre.

One-to-One Support

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We can provide one-to-one bereavement support if you have experienced the loss of someone who was being cared for by Rowans Hospice, or by one of the local community or hospital palliative care teams.

If you would like to know more about this you can call the Rowans Bereavement Service Administrator directly on: 02392 238 537.

If the person who died wasn’t known to the Hospice or local palliative care teams, you can ask your GP for a referral to our Psychology Service.

Support for Children

Meerkats BackRowans Meerkat Service provides specialist support to children and young people up to 18 years old who have a significant adult (such as a family member) who has died or is living with a life-limiting illness.

Our Meerkats page features more information about the service, a downloadable book that offers guidance on helping a young person through a bereavement and the latest editions of Meerkat Mail.

Click here to visit our Meerkat Service.

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