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Bereavement support groups

Grief can turn your world upside down and make you feel lost.

St Nicholas Hospice Care provides a collection of support groups for anyone who has experienced loss and grief. Join us and others with similar experiences in relaxed and supportive settings.

Bereavement Cafés

Our Bereavement Cafés offer 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 cafés are intended to be a place where emotions can be expressed freely and stories can be shared.

Drop-in groups are available in Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds, Stowlangtoft and Thurston. The groups are not designed to be a counselling session; it is a supportive environment for reflection and conversation, where people can find mutual support and encouragement when needed. All sessions will be overseen by trained Hospice volunteers who can offer further advice and guidance.

Stepping Forward

Attend our walking group at the Ickworth Estate in Horringer at 10am on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Walk and talk with a group of like-minded people and trained bereavement volunteers. Walking with people who have also experienced bereavement may be just the thing to get you back on track. Stepping Forward is open to all who are bereaved.

No appointment is necessary – just turn up and enjoy the company. Be sure to have good footwear.

Peer Support Group

Meet with others, young and widowed, in a relaxed setting for a casual coffee and chat, supported by the Psychological Services Team. We meet weekly on Thursdays, 10-10.30am until midday, at St Nicholas Hospice Care, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds.

Please call the Hospice’s Psychological Services Team on 01284 715572 or check the Hospice’s website to find out when the next group is taking place: You can also email