Social Work

Bereavement Services

The care that Rowans Hospice provides doesn’t 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.

“My counsellor helped me make sense of my situation and although I still grieve, I learned it’s about living with the grief and managing it. I will always be grateful for the help I received”


Where can I go for support?

Grief is a painful, yet normal and healthy process that we all go through when someone significant to us has died. However, sometimes it can feel difficult to confide in family and friends about the extent of our grief and we may need to talk to people ‘outside’ of our lives who are experienced in talking to grieving people.

Rowans Living Well Centre

If you would like to talk to someone about your loss, now or at any time in the future, you can visit Rowans Living Well Centre. No appointment necessary, just drop by where 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. If you have any questions, you can call the Centre on 023 9224 8011.

One-to-one bereavement support

At other times, more complex and enduring difficulties may arise in bereavement and more specialist support may be helpful.

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, then we are able to offer you one-to-one bereavement support. You can speak to the Living Well Centre staff for more information about this or 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, then you can ask your GP for a referral to the Rowans Psychology Service, which is a specialist service delivered in partnership with Solent NHS Trust. See more about our Psychology Services here.

Childrens' Support

Support for children is also available through Rowans Meerkat Service.