East Lancashire Hospice

Bereavement Support

bereavement support service

Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, empty, helpless, guilty, angry, anxious, depressed, tired or tearful?

These are just some of the many dimensions of grief. It can be all-consuming, debilitating and one of the most difficult experiences you will ever go through, but you don't have to cope alone.

Our support service is available to anyone over the age of 18 who is grieving, irrespective of time, cause or relationship and registered with a GP in Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn or the Ribble Valley. There is no requirement to have had previous contact with the hospice services.

One to One Support

Support is available, providing a confi­den­tial, safe space in which to work through your grief with a qualified bereavement support coordinator. Appointment times and dates are flexible and arranged around your availability and there is no set number of sessions.

To speak to someone regarding bereavement support please call 01254 287009.


We also offer free, confi­den­tial, informal drop-in service, where you can share your experiences with others in a warm, friendly and supportive environment hosted by trained volunteers. There is no set pattern, timescale or way of grieving, but talking to others may help you understand what has happened, how it has left you feeling and how you can learn to enjoy life again. You do not need to be referred for this service and no appointment is needed, just simply come along to the next group.

Our drop-in sessions take place on the second Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12 noon. In addition we have a new group on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30-8pm. The groups are run at Seigleman House (on the right as you enter the hospice grounds). Anyone is welcome to turn up to these sessions.