Bereavement is a journey to be travelled and not an illness to be cured or a problem to be solved. Bereaved people need the companionship on that journey of those who understand loss and grief, and who can give reassurance and support as specific issues are faced. Experience shows there is more that is ‘normal’ in loss than otherwise. But we also know it’s hard for people to find that out in the isolation of their grief.
The six-week Hope Again programme offers the kind of support that is needed, as it focuses on particular aspects of the journey of loss, and allows people to feel they are in the company of those who are dealing with common concerns and feelings. Many of the feelings we experience in loss, grief and bereavement are normal. But we know it’s hard for people to be reassured of that in the isolation of their own personal situation. The Hope Again programmes have been developed by a group of trained local people, a number of whom will deliver each programme and is supported by an experienced counsellor with CRUSE Bereavement Service
So the Hope Again programme is open to all who are living with loss. During the six weeks of the programme there will be an opportunity to think about the bereavement journey; health issues; looking after yourself; socialising; and moving on. Above all, Hope Again offers a chance to relax with people in similar circumstances. You might even find time to smile again. Some people bring a friend or family member with them for support. But, of course, you are welcome to attend by yourself.
A Hope Again programme will be offered at:
St Audrey’s Community Centre
St Audrey’s Close, Histon
Tuesday afternoons from 2.30 to 4pm
4th Sept to 9th Oct 2018
There is no cost for involvement. But we would encourage you to let us know – by phone or email – if you intend to come along. This helps us be aware of numbers.
The intense feelings & emotions we experience at the time of losing a loved one are normal. Unfortunately Hope Again are not able to provide 1:1 support which we recommend be obtained direct from Cruse Bereavement Care via their Cambridge Office, tel. 01223 633536. We are offering you an opportunity to join other recently bereaved people once a week for 6 weeks, where you can be assured of complete confidence & learn from specially qualified speakers covering relevant subjects.
Please download the PDF & complete the Registration Form here Hope Again Participant Form – Autumn 2018. Then please phone the number given & we will arrange to collect it from you & introduce ourselves properly.
For more information please contact Hope Again by phone: 0770 7263353 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org