Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service (CHIBS) offers a unique, free, befriending service that provides emotional support to bereaved adults and children over the age of 5 years living in the Calderdale area. Adult support is offered on a one-to-one basis in your own home or at a mutually agreed venue if preferred. Support for children usually takes place at their school. All Befrienders are volunteers who have undergone professional training which is updated regularly. Most have suffered bereavement themselves and can empathise with the many thoughts and feelings that grief can bring.
** With regret from Friday 23rd of August 2019, we have had to suspend taking on new adult clients. Apologies and as soon as we can update you, we will do so at on this website. **
It is with regret that from 1st March 2018 we have temporarily discontinued our service for bereaved children due to our exceptionally long waiting list. This service will be reinstated as soon as waiting lists are reduced. Please check the website for further updates