Bereavement Care

Bereavement Care

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  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Mental health

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The death of someone who is significant to us is one of the most difficult experiences in life.  The enormity of the loss may have a profound impact.  Grief lasts a long time and, frequently, longer than we expect.  Unresolved grief may result in long term difficulties later in life, which could require more intensive interventions. Bereavement Care is a small charity based in North West London and principally serving the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon, whose aim is to relieve the suffering and distress caused by bereavement for all adults and children in the local community.  It offers a free and confidential service of care and support to people of all ages, creeds and cultures within Harrow, Hillingdon and its immediate borders with Brent, Ealing, Barnet, Hertfordshire and elsewhere.


Bereavement Care provides a variety of services for people affected by a death, whether the death occurred recently or several years ago.  These include:

  • A free, confidential and non-judgemental visiting scheme
  • Support programmes for children and young people affected by the death of a family member, teacher or friend, carried out by trained visitors attached to the Bereavement Care Children’s Visiting Group
  • Friendly drop-in groups where bereaved people can meet informally on a regular basis and talk to a trained visitor
  • In addition, the charity provides training for volunteers (both from within and outside the organisation) and professionals:
  • Training in listening skills and issues of loss and bereavement
  • Customised training for people who work with children and young people
  • An Annual Conference for on-going continuous professional development

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