East Lancashire Hospice

Bereavement Support

Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, empty, helpless, guilty, angry, anxious, depressed, tired or tearful?  These are just some of the many aspects of grief.  Though these are natural processes, they can be all-consuming, debilitating and grief may be one of the most difficult experiences you will go through but you don’t have to cope alone.

Who can access the service?

Our support service is available to anyone over the age of 16 who is grieving, irrespective of time, cause or relati­onship, and is registered with a GP in Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn or the Ribble Valley.­  There is no requirement to have had previous contact with hospice services.

One to One Support

You will be offered a number of sessions, negotiated between you and your counsellor.­  Appointment times and dates are flexible and are arranged around you being able to have protected time at home to talk confi­den­ti­ally.

Here & Now: Covid-19

In need of some support? Contact our counsellors using the details below. If you are a Care Home Manager and would benefit from a named counsellor use the details below to let us know

How to Refer

  • By telephone using our Hospice Response Line on 01254 287008
  • Using our referral form available via the hospice website or from our Clinical Admin team on 01254 287016 or email admin.eastlancashirehospice@nhs.net

“It gave me the freedom to feel that I could say what thoughts I really had – no matter how crazy they sounded.  I feel that there are days when I feel ok and days when I don’t, but I know that this is ok”