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Community bereavement support

Mary Stevens Bereavement Hub drop-in session

The Bereavement Hub exists to support those who are grieving. It provides an opportunity to talk to people who may understand how they are feeling because they have been through a similar experience. Each session is free to attend to anyone in the Dudley borough.

Venue: Stourbridge Institute Social Club, Market Street, Entrance via Bell Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1AE

Other services:

Mary Stevens Hospice have an information point at the Mary Stevens Hospice Shop, Stourbridge. Also at other sites including Wollaston, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Blackheath & Cradley. This is a signposting service for individuals to access further support following a bereavement.

Supportive listening provides free face to face and/or telephone support on an individual basis.  The hospice bereavement and family support service allow you the opportunity to share your story with a carefully selected and trained volunteer.

Mary Stevens Hospice offer training for organisations in bereavement support.

Contact Mary Stevens Hospice

Email:PAFSS@marystevenshospice.co.uk

Call: 01384 445423

Compton Care

Compton Care’s Bereavement Information Hubs are a safe space where people who have experienced loss can come together and share their stories. These groups allow you to speak freely about your loved one and your experience of grief.  It is recommended to allow at least three months following the death of a loved one before joining. The groups are peer-peer support and not clinical therapy or counselling. All of the Hubs are free to attend.

Contact Compton Care

Email: communityengagement@comptoncare.org.uk

Call: 01902 774570

Chawn Hill Church

Precious Little People – for people bereaved of a baby

The aim of the group is to meet some of the needs of those suffering baby bereavement. Please note this is not a counselling group, but rather a friendship and discussion group.

When: Mondays term time 13:30 to 15:00

Further support group at Chawn Hill

Bereavement group providing support, comfort and hope to those facing bereavement.

When: Weekly Wednesday 11am-12pm

Where: Chawn Hill Church, Chawn Hill, Stourbridge DY9 7JD. Entrance is at the rear of the Church.

Cost: Free

Contact: 01384 397287

Age Concern Stourbridge & Halesowen 

Would you or they like to meet with other bereaved people and have a cuppa and a chat?  The group is a peer support and not clinical counselling.

When: Second Friday of the month, 2:30-3:30pm

Where: The Elton Centre, St John’s Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1HA

Cost: Free

Contact: 01384 390065

Other support services:

Black Country Mental Health: Have you lost someone through bereavement or dementia? Do you feel people don’t understand? Don’t know what to say. Feel you are alone? Cannot talk about how you feel?

Contact: 01384 685061 or 01384 442938 Email: enquiries@blackcountrymentalhealth.org.uk

Omega is an end-of-life charity working to raise standards in end-of-life care by supporting caregivers looking after someone with a terminal illness, people who are themselves end-of-life, and those who have been bereaved. They prioritise those aged over 75 and still caring or bereaved.

At a lossthe national bereavement signposting website

The Bereavement Journey – a 7-sessioned programme for bereaved people to process grief.