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Community bereavement support

Mary Stevens Hospice 

All bereavement support provided by Mary Stevens Hospice is free of charge and available to anyone in the community, regardless of any previous links with the hospice. 

Bereavement Information Points 

We have a network of Bereavement Info Points across the Dudley Borough and surrounding areas. These are located in our shops in Blackheath, Cradley, Dudley, Brierley Hill and Stourbridge as well as in libraries in Halesowen, Stourbridge, Dudley, Kingswinford and Brierley Hill and in the Coventry Building Society in Merry Hill. 

The Info Points act as a signposting service for those who have been bereaved. 

Bereavement Hubs 

Our Bereavement Hubs are drop-in sessions providing a safe space for anyone who has been bereaved to access support as part of a group session. The hubs run once a month on a six month rolling programme and each session focuses on a different bereavement theme. Current venues for our hubs are Halesowen Library (on the third Thursday of each month) and Stourbridge Institute (on the last Wednesday of each month). 

One to one support  

Our one to one supportive listening service offers bereavement support on an individual basis. Anyone can refer into the service and up to eight one hour sessions with a trained volunteer are offered to help people along their grief journey.  

The Wind Phone 

The most recent addition to our bereavement support initiatives, the Wind Phone is located in a quiet part of the hospice grounds and is a phone connected solely to the wind allowing bereaved individuals a safe space to connect with lost loved ones and their words are carried by the wind. 

Advice and signposting 

We also provide help, advice and signposting by phone or by email. 

Contact details 

Email – pafss@marystevenshospice.co.uk 

Phone – 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

Dudley Talking Therapy