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Experiencing the loss of a family member can be extremely distressing. Our Bereavement Support team are on hand to help you through the emotional impact of grief.

We recognise that bereavement affects everyone differently, so we offer a range of support options to best suit you or your family members. We provide support for anyone who lives in the mid Essex area; you do not need to have a previous connection with Farleigh.


Introduction to bereavement

Our Services

Circle Adult Bereavement Support

Our adult bereavement team offers a range of services designed to support your individual needs including:

  • Telephone support
  • 1 to 1 support
  • Counselling
  • Support groups
  • Information and advice
  • Bereavement Help Points
  • Living with Grief programme

We accept referrals from six weeks after your bereavement and we offer 12 sessions per client (telephone, 1:1 support, and counselling).

For more details visit:
Circle Adult Bereavement Support

Adults – contact the Circle team either Email us or telephone 01245 457308


Yo-Yo Project: Support for children and young people

Yo-Yo is a community bereavement service for children and young people aged 4 to 18. The service is partly funded by Children in Need.

We offer a range of support options including:

  • 1 to 1 support
  • Counselling/art therapy
  • Group work
    - Mini HUB (Help Understanding Bereavement) - a 5 week course for 7 -11 year olds, looking at bereavement, how it’s affected you and to meet with others in a similar situation.
    - Outdoor activity days
    - Art gallery
    - Family meal
  • Memorial service
  • Workshops for parents and carers to understand the impact of loss and bereavement and how to support your child/young person
  • Living with Grief programme

For more details visit: Yo-Yo Project: Support for children and Young people

Children aged 4-18
– contact the Yo-Yo team on yoyoproject@farleighhospice.org or 01245 457416


Living with Grief


Building on the success of our Circle service and Yo-Yo project, we are now working with Essex County Council to deliver a new ‘Living with Grief’ programme. The programme is focussed on offering flexible short-term, solution-focused support across three tiers of response: information and advice, support and counselling, and groups.

The programme is open to adults and children aged 4 to 18.

GriefChat

GriefChat was created by bereavement experts and by clicking on the GriefChat box, you can chat directly to a specially trained bereavement counsellor. GriefChat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people and will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you to find any additional support you might need. GriefChat is a completely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm. You can email or message the Farleigh Hospice Bereavement Team or GriefChat outside of these hours.

GriefChat provides emotional support for bereaved people, access to trained bereavement counsellors and referral on to Farleigh Hospice specialist bereavement services.

Please be aware that GriefChat is a 3rd party service and you will not be speaking to a Farleigh Hospice counsellor, staff member or volunteer.