Supporting the Borough’s Bereaved

A new, free local bereavement support service has been launched to support people dealing with grief after a bereavement, no matter when or how it happened.

Dedicated to helping anyone who lives in the Richmond Borough, space2grieve provides support in the form of free, confidential one-to-one sessions.  The team of volunteers are highly trained and have extensive experience in supporting people dealing with grief after bereavements by any means, no matter how much time may have passed.

Co-founder, Jenny Harris, who has worked in counselling for 27 years, says: ‘space2grieve volunteers provide the very best in caring, compassionate, professional support to anyone struggling to cope after someone has died.  We are especially mindful that social distancing, lockdowns and increases in general anxiety have taken their toll.  People don’t have to cope alone – talking to a bereavement specialist can make a significant difference.’

Space2grieve provides a safe space for clients to talk in a series of one-to-one support sessions.  The charity works with adults, families and older people, and sessions can be over Zoom, by phone, or face-to-face at the ETNA Community Centre in East Twickenham. Specially trained volunteers are available to work with children and young people, and can support them at school, online, over the phone or face-to-face.

The local community has already shown considerable support for Space2grieve, with the registered charity recently receiving visits from Deputy Mayor Counsellor Nicholson and local MP Munira Wilson.  The free service has been made possible through funding and support from Hampton Fund, Richmond Parish Lands Charity and The Bob Willis Fund.

No referral is needed; space2grieve can be contacted directly by email at support@space2grieve.org.uk, by phone on 0751 937 6363 or via their website

www.space2grieve.org.uk

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