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Bereavement Café – Bury St Edmunds *Cancelled*


The Apex, Charter Square, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK


April 1, 2020 10am - midday

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Coronavirus response

We are mindful that the people we care for represent an exceptionally vulnerable group, which is why we are putting measures in place to protect those attending activities at the Hospice and in the community, as well as our teams.

For this reason, our Bereavement Café sessions have been cancelled until further notice.

For further details about the Hospice’s response and which services have been affected, please click here.

A drop-in session for those coping with bereavement, run by St Nicholas Hospice Care, held at The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds.

Currently running from 10am to midday each Wednesday, the Bereavement Café is a space where people can talk about the pain of loss and also find courage and strength in knowing they are not alone.

You may be more of a talker or better at quietly listening, but that doesn’t matter as the café is intended to be a place where emotions can be expressed freely and stories can be shared.

The St Nicholas Hospice Care Family Support team, which is leading the project, explains: “Losing a loved one can turn your world upside down and make you feel lost.

“Talking about how you feel can help. Everyone experiences grief in a unique way. We want the Bereavement Café to be a place where people who have had similar experiences can share their stories.

“The idea behind the Bereavement Café is to make the whole process of grief more natural and by letting it back into society hopefully we will be able to take away some of the stigma that it has to happen behind closed doors.”

The drop-in is not designed to be a counselling session; it is a supportive environment for reflection and conversation, a place where people will be able to find mutual support and encouragement when they need it most.

All sessions will be overseen by Hospice staff and volunteers who will be able to offer further advice and guidance.

Please call the Hospice (on 01284 766133) or The Apex (on 01284 758000), or check the Hospice’s website to make sure that the group is going ahead.

Hear about the experiences of those who have attended the Bereavement Café.