Bereavement services

Bereavement support for all

Working collaboratively with North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, St Helena Hospice offers bereavement support to all bereaved families or individuals, including children, who live in North East Essex, dependent on their individual needs,

Our bereavement services provide a friendly ear to talk to, offering support and advice for all types of bereavement, not just those through illness. It is a common misconception that people have to be involved with St Helena Hospice to be able to access our bereavement support but this isn’t the case. Anyone living within our catchment area can access our bereavement services. We understand that emotional support is something that many people struggle with when someone close to them dies.

Our bereavement services are tailored to suit individual needs. We are able to provide bereavement support and advice through a number of different services including a telephone helpline, written information and bereavement support groups.

Every person that accesses the bereavement services at St Helena Hospice is treated as an individual. We have a range of experienced staff and volunteers to ensure that everyone receives the most appropriate help and support for dealing with their bereavement. Our highly qualified team of bereavement specialists includes:

  • Counsellors
  • Social workers
  • Family support workers
  • Therapists
  • Chaplains
  • Bereavement volunteers

St Helena Hospice also offers Bereavement Support Programmes which are provided to lessen the isolation of newly bereaved families, children and grandchildren.

If you have been bereaved, you can contact the bereavement support team Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm on 01255 258240 for an informal conversation about the service to see if it is suitable for you. You can also email with the subject ‘Bereavement’.

Appointments can be made to fit in with your timetable if you need more flexibility.


If you are referring yourself or a family member or friend, you can do so by calling 01206 984274.
If you wish to make a professional referral, please complete the form below.

Referral form


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