Cruse Bereavement

For anyone who is bereaved or no longer providing care.
If it helps, the religious side doesn't come into the coffee mornings. Chats and cuppa and sometimes an organised trip. Its usually a church hall,not the church.
Pet66 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:20 pm
If it helps, the religious side doesn't come into the coffee mornings. Chats and cuppa and sometimes an organised trip. Its usually a church hall,not the church.
Thanks.
sunnydisposition wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm
How about the local Salvation Army.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/
Would they help? I thought they were more for homeless and people in poverty. I'm fairly clueless though
Not at all. There doors are open to anyone who requires help. A non judgemental listening ear.

My local provide a weekly luncheon and coffee mornings (all welcome). Financial help. I know people have been signposted from citizens advice.
Brian_19011 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:27 pm
sunnydisposition wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm
How about the local Salvation Army.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/
Would they help? I thought they were more for homeless and people in poverty. I'm fairly clueless though
Can we ask what age category you are in.....
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-ad ... reavement/
Is there a hospice near you which offers bereavement support? I would say, though, my experience was that the group near me (actually run by the cancer support centre) recommended people wait to attend for about three months. Their thinking was that people would be more able to talk about their loss in a group at that point.
Brian_19011 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Cruse got back to me today, but they don't have any groups in my area. They gave me a link to a private one that charges £50 an hour, but i just can't afford that, if I want to eat as well that is.
Hi Brian, Perhaps your GP can refer you to a free service for help re talking about it. I understand how you feel. I lost my Mum a bit over a week ago.
I feel like I've been thrown into the sea and the sea is grief.
I think we've just got to do our best to remain healthy. To somehow allow ourselves to find small pleasures.
Dusty wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Is there a hospice near you which offers bereavement support? I would say, though, my experience was that the group near me (actually run by the cancer support centre) recommended people wait to attend for about three months. Their thinking was that people would be more able to talk about their loss in a group at that point.
Thanks for the reply, but by that point I will probably be going round the bend. Just before Christmas too. Haven't got a clue how I will cope with that.
Daffy192 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:18 am
Brian_19011 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Cruse got back to me today, but they don't have any groups in my area. They gave me a link to a private one that charges £50 an hour, but i just can't afford that, if I want to eat as well that is.
Hi Brian, Perhaps your GP can refer you to a free service for help re talking about it. I understand how you feel. I lost my Mum a bit over a week ago.
I feel like I've been thrown into the sea and the sea is grief.
I think we've just got to do our best to remain healthy. To somehow allow ourselves to find small pleasures.
Sorry to hear about your loss. Feeling unbelievable depression. Sadly I've no appetite for food or pleasure. I force myself to eat in case my mum is looking down, but you can't force pleasure on yourself!
sunnydisposition wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Brian_19011 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:27 pm
sunnydisposition wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm
How about the local Salvation Army.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/
Would they help? I thought they were more for homeless and people in poverty. I'm fairly clueless though
Can we ask what age category you are in.....
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-ad ... reavement/
I'll be 61 in just over two weeks.