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We are here to support you through your bereavement. To give you a space to grieve, to help you connect with others who have experienced something similar, and to assist you in getting the information and help that you need when you need it.

Read about our services below, and watch our video at the end of the page if you would like to learn more about how we can help you.


“It was so cathartic to speak to a person experiencing very similar grief to mine.”   February Connect participant

The most helpful was “having someone to talk to who was the same age  and had a similar family background. For example we both have grandchildren.” June Connect Participant

At the Loss Foundation, we know how lonely it can be when you have lost a loved one to cancer. Experience tells us it can be immensely helpful to talk to someone who “gets it”. With Connect, we are matching  people to others who have had a similar loss experience for 1-2-1 conversations over the phone.

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Support groups

We provide free peer support groups for people who have lost their loved ones to cancer or Covid-19. The groups, which are run by psychologists and other professionals, create regular spaces for people to share stories and experiences with others who have experienced a similar kind of loss.

If you join us for a group you don’t have to talk, you may just want to hear from others and that’s fine by us. Whatever you need on the day!

Find out more about our support groups When is the next group?

Therapy groups

We offer a 10-week program of grief support to help support people who have lost a loved one to cancer. Our Clinical Psychologists share what they know about grief and all that can arise out of it, will help you approach difficult thoughts and feelings, and will offer some guidance to help you cope with loss. The groups also offer a way to build connections and friendships with others who have experienced something similar.

Find out more about our therapy groups

Student groups

We are delighted to be working in collaboration with student mental health charity Student minds to run a twice-term support group for students based in the city of Oxford. Using our model of bereavement support we are able to provide a space for students who are studying whilst experiencing grief.

Find out more about our support groups When is the next group?

Social events

If you’d like to connect with others outside of a support group, come along to one of our monthly social events.

Our social events, which range from coffee mornings through to park walks and museum trips, are inclusive for people experiencing all types of bereavement, not just those who have lost loved ones to cancer.

Find out more about our social events When is the next social event?

Weekend retreats

We run bereavement weekend retreats throughout the year for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer.

The retreats, set in the Kent countryside, offer a programme of supportive, optional activities including group chats, one-to-one time with psychologists, country walks and meditation. Our retreats offer time and space, and we provide delicious home-cooked meals.

Find out about our retreats

Support others

We know how hard it can be to know the ‘right’ thing to say when someone close to you is bereaved. The fear of saying or doing something ‘wrong’ and upsetting them often causes many of us to avoid the subject, or even the grieving person altogether. Click to learn more about how you can support others.

Find out how to support others

Support at work

Given that all of us will be bereaved at a point in time, workplaces undoubtedly need systems and support strategies in place to help their staff when they are grieving. Research has consistently shown that lack of support in the workplace when grieving can have many negative effects for individuals and companies.

We are offering a package of expert guidance for companies to learn from so they can handle delicate situations with the highest standard of care in the workplace. All of the content is developed by Clinical Psychologists who specialise in bereavement support and involves sharing psychological models of grief so that you can better understand your employees’ experiences and difficulties. We are here to help you and your company.

Find out about our workplace support

Relaxation and mindfulness

When grieving, it’s easy to let negative thoughts spiral out of control, which can have harmful effects on your mind, body and life.

Meditation and mindfulness help us to become more aware of our thoughts and feelings and in a non-judgemental way. These techniques can also be very relaxing. 

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Need help now, either for yourself or a loved one struggling with grief?

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Watch our beautiful and emotive video from some of the people who have accessed support from The Loss Foundation.

The Loss Foundation – The Need for Support from The Loss Foundation on Vimeo.

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Next Events

09/03 March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10/03 March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm