Saint Catherine’s offers a range of services for patients and families aimed at providing emotional, psychological, and pastoral care support. Their Bereavement Services include:
Living through Loss Course
This course runs weekly over six weeks and is designed to be both supportive and informative. The group provides participants with an opportunity to share their experiences and meet others in a similar situation.
The course has an educative focus where information, ideas and strategies are discussed, helping participants to go on to cope without special assistance.
Groups are kept quite small so that they are accommodating of people that might feel uncomfortable with the idea of being in a larger group.
Monthly Bereavement Group
This group is designed to provide a confidential, casual, and supportive environment for people to talk about and hear from others concerning their experiences of mourning loss.
The group helps build confidence in coping so that individuals can settle into a healthy journey of mourning. Participants are invited to attend twelve group meetings.
One-to-one counselling is also available for people experiencing significant difficulties, or where attendance at a group meeting is not considered suitable. This type of support is also available for children aged five years and older.
Our dedicated team of experienced volunteers assist us in delivering this service. They offer up to six counselling sessions, usually fortnightly, which provide an opportunity for talking though difficulties, being heard and understood, and for growing in the ability to face the future positively.