Losing someone you care about is one of life’s most difficult experiences. There are no easy answers to help a bereaved family come to terms with their loss. Every situation is unique and people react in different ways.
As family-owned funeral directors, we believe we have an important responsibility to care for the bereaved, not just by offering support during the funeral, but afterwards as well, especially through the days that follow.
The HOPE support programme was formed in 2006 by West & Coe. This six-week programme is offered at no cost to those attending and is designed to help support the bereaved, showing them that there is hope for the future.
Our unique support group offers a combination of education and interaction in a safe and friendly environment, where your feelings and emotions will be respected. Although not a counselling session, as a group we will explore the grief process and work through its many emotions to help us cope with the adjustments to life in the future.
The value of the HOPE programme has been recognised by St Francis Hospice and many churches, all of which now provide our HOPE programmes within their own bereavement support modules.
Grief is a natural experience and the price we pay for losing someone we care about.
Among the topics discussed:
- The experience of grief
- What is grief?
- Grief is an emotional response to a loss
- Confronting our emotions: guilt, anger and loneliness
- Making adjustments
- Grief attacks
To enquire about the HOPE Support Group please contact Anne Brooks on 020 8592 0164.
For our clients, SAIF Care offers a range of services to bereaved people over the age of 18. Including a freephone helpline, email support and information on how to access these services.
We have a number of bereavement support networks throughout the local area.
Our staff will be able to advise you about support in your area.
For our staff, SAIF Support offers a confidential, high quality emotional support and counselling for the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our staff.
Anyone wishing to talk to a vicar, minister, priest or any other religious group may call any of our offices for details of appropriate contacts. For details about how to reach your local office, please visit our contact page.