I’m considering going to a bereavement support group held in the library in town. Is this a good idea or not? I imagine people have had varying experiences of these.
I would give it a try, if you don’t feel comfortable you don’t have to stay.
I did go to a support group, but it was more group counseling than social. But I have found a new one run by Sue Ryder at a local garden centre which I’m going to try.
You might find it helps to be with others that truly understand.
A neighbours mum who lost her husband 4 years ago stopped for a chat - Usually it’s a “hi” or a wave over the fence.
She asked how do I cope as she feels she is now “losing it” and making mountains out of molehills etc etc.
An all too familiar story but I feel we both benefited from that wee chat.
I went to a group at the local hospice. I was shutting myself away and decided I had to do something about it. It was once a month and we just talked or we could say nothing. I will say it did me good initially but don’t be surprised if you find yourself growing out of it. I went to another group that we formed but again it was useful at first but I didn’t want to spend my life talking about grief. I think we have to use our gut instincts as to whether it is what we want at the time. I would say give it a go. You will know if it isn’t for you.
Hi @AngelinaH i have been going to one at our local doctors which I found wasn’t for me as it was a group for everyone who is grieving for someone. I then found a group that is specifically for the lose of a partner. It is a bit of a social meeting too. It meets twice a month. Gets me going somewhere and if I suddenly start crying they all understand. As we are all in the same situation. Some further along than others. It also fits around my work as it is in the evening. I never expected to be in this situation and am an independent person but even I felt I needed help or advice from those going through the same thing. I hope you find something that will help you xx
@AngelinaH I have started a free bereavement support group course which lasts 8 weeks. I go every Tuesday for 1.5 hours. There are 11 of us and some people are different stages with different losts, different ages. I’m giving it a go. I Google bereavement support groups and found this one xx
I wonder if anyone knows if there is anything in the Slough, Berkshire area? I can’t seem to find anything much.
Hello @Jackie31 ,
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband.
I wanted to share with you the following link that maybe useful.
At a Loss helps people to find bereavement support close to home (if available) - Bereavement support organisations across the UK
Take care - keep reaching out,
@Jackie31 have you Google bereavement support groups in Slough. I had a quick look and some groups and links have come up. Take care xx
I just googled bereavement support groups with my home town and one came up held in the town library on Fridays. @Alex There are some very good, quite specific type links on that At a Loss site, thanks.