Support Groups

As an alternative to, or following one to one counselling, bereavement support can be provided as part of one of our support groups:

Available Support Groups

Phoenix Friends:
Bereavement Support Group

This bereavement support group is held every Thursday morning between 10:30 and 12:30 and afternoons between 1:30 and 3:30 at KEMP Hospice on Mason Road in Kidderminster.

The group provides support, advice and companionship for people who are dealing with bereavement.

The group is an eclectic mix of people who have grown to become firm friends and regularly arrange days out and lunches outside of KEMP!


PETALS: 
(Parents Experiencing Trauma and Losses)

This parent bereavement group is held fortnightly on a Tuesday evening from 7pm at KEMP Hospice on Mason Road and has been running for a number of years, allowing parents who may have lost a child to come together and meet others who are in a similar situation.

The group work together to support one another through the deepest and darkest moments and it provides a safe environment where you can share and express yourself.


Butterflies:
Social Interaction Group

Butterflies is a social interaction group designed for people who may be experiencing feelings of loneliness. Loneliness is a complex and unpleasant emotional response to isolation. Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future.

Our Butterflies group is designed to bring people together on a Thursday evening so they can talk through their feelings and emotions, or simply pop along for a cuppa and a chat with other people who are in a similar situation. The aim of the group is to bring people together and to help remove the feelings and anxiety that comes from loneliness.


The Breakfast Club:
Bereavement Support Group

Our Breakfast Club group is held every first Monday of each month at Kidderminster Golf Club, between 9am & 10am and is designed for people who have experienced bereavement.

Come along to meet new friends, get to know more about KEMP and enjoy a full breakfast with other people who have lost a loved one.

The group are a great bunch of people and the idea of the club is to get people together who have a connection but not to be defined by their shared situations.


For more information on any of our support groups you can contact us on 01562 756000 or email david.latham@kemphospice.org.uk