The Bromley Bereavement Service is a community bereavement service offering free telephone and face-to-face support for those living in the London Borough of Bromley or cared for by a Bromley GP.
We offer support to adults and children.
The death of someone close can sometimes seem like the most painful thing that has ever happened to you. It can feel bewildering and perhaps frightening.
Most people will experience similar feelings – initial shock and disbelief, perhaps numbness, through to periods of utter confusion, intense pain and questioning.
Grieving is not usually a smooth process; it takes time to adjust gradually to life without the person who has died.
Every loss is a very personal experience and no two people experience loss in the same way.
Many people find that it helps to talk with someone who is not part of their family or close circle of friends.
Sometimes people find that at first they do not want support but later change their mind. If this happens to you, please contact us.
We offer up to 12 sessions of counselling.
When one-to-one support has finished some people move from one-to-one support to attending a group, joining our social programme or occasionally checking in with us by ringing our helpline.
The emphasis is very much on finding what works for you.
The Bromley Bereavement Service is a free service.
The service is commissioned by and paid for by the Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group and delivered with some financial support from St Christopher’s.
Support is offered in convenient locations across the borough, including Orpington, Beckenham and Sydenham.