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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.

Service Update

Please note that both Circle and Yo-Yo Services are still operating. We have had to amend the service we offer and if you need more information contact us by email or on the office number(s) shown below. We are not currently offering face to face activities.

The service operates during office hours (9am-5pm), Monday to Friday. You are welcome to leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you would like immediate support you can access online help at Grief Chat. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for details.

Revised bereavement service referral criteria

We have revised and updated the referral criteria to both Circle and Yo-Yo Project services to reflect the changes in service provision brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic. New versions of the referral criteria are below. When referring to the service please read the criteria and contact us if you have any questions.

Mark Cobbin
Head of Bereavement


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.