The Loss Foundation does not provide 1-2-1 therapy at this moment in time. All of our bereavement support events are based on peer or professional led group support, which is evidenced to be helpful for people in a number of ways. Read below to learn about the therapy events we have available.
The Loss Foundation provides 1-day in-person workshops to support people who have lost a loved one to cancer or Covid-19. We also run shorter grief therapy workshops online.
The grief support workshops are led by our Clinical Psychologists and take an active therapeutic approach, which means they involve some structured content focusing on specific aspects of grief or other associated difficulties. The sessions are aimed at helping people learn more about loss and how to cope with all that arises from it, as well as helping them make stronger connections with others in a similar situation.
You can find details of our upcoming workshops on our Events Calendar by clicking on the button below.
The Loss Foundation is offering a free 10-week bereavement therapy group to help people who have lost a loved one to cancer or Covid-19.
Our therapy groups are currently full. If you would like to register your interest in our future therapy groups please click below to register your interest.
How are the therapy groups different to the current support groups
Our current support groups are peer grief support groups, which are unstructured and based on the needs of those who come along on the day.
Our therapeutic groups will be led by Clinical Psychologists and consist of 7 sessions over 10 weeks of structured content focusing on specific aspects of grief or other associated difficulties, for example, difficult memories, troubled sleep, anxiety. The sessions are aimed at helping people learn more about loss and how to cope with all that arises from it, as well as helping them make stronger connections with others in a similar situation.
Every session will have a theme that will focus on trying to help you with a specific aspect of the grieving experience. We will be building on what has been shared and learned session-by-session, so attendees will need to commit to all 7 sessions.
Who are the therapy groups for?
We run separate bereavement therapy groups for people who lose loved ones to cancer or Covid-19. The grief therapy groups are focused on helping people understand and manage grief and all that can arise out of it. For example, if someone is struggling with difficult memories, anxiety, troubled sleep, guilt, low mood, lack of motivation, isolation, and more, these groups may be for them.
How can the therapy groups help me?
We piloted these types of groups in 2016 and 2018, and those that took part kindly completed questionnaires for us and gave us feedback after every session. This meant we were able to learn about what was working well and what needed improving. We were delighted to learn that the groups helped improve peoples’ low mood, anxiety and self-compassion. We hope this is the case for you too, and that you get much more from the groups. As well as helping with difficulties, we hope the therapy groups help people make stronger connections with others in a similar situation. There’s only one way to know if it will help, and that’s to give it a go!
When will the next therapeutic groups take place and where?
You can keep up to date with our upcoming bereavement support events by signing up to our monthly mailing list. We announce all new grief support services there first, including our bereavement therapy workshops and groups. You can sign up to our monthly mailing list on our Contact page by clicking the button below.