Family Support Services

Our team is committed to offering bereavement support that is responsive to the needs of carers, family and friends of those under our care. Mary Stevens Hospice has highly experienced staff and volunteers who are dedicated to providing this specialised support.

Nurse talking to a patient during Nurses Month

Family Support Services

The death of a close friend or family member can be devastating, and can generate stronger emotions than we may have previously experienced. For some people, grieving starts at the time of death and for others it starts at the time of diagnosis. Grieving is a normal process and can affect people in different ways; emotionally, physically, socially and can impact on many practical areas of life. Grief can be an extremely lonely and painful process, even with the support of loved ones.

Bereavement support is a very important aspect of the holistic care offered by Mary Stevens Hospice and one that is taken very seriously. Staff and volunteers at Mary Stevens Hospice recognise and value the support that many bereaved people receive from friends and relatives, however, some people find it difficult and may find it helpful to share their feelings and experience with someone who is outside their family and circle of friends.

Our team is committed to offering bereavement support that is responsive to the needs of carers, family and friends of those under our care. Mary Stevens Hospice has highly experienced staff and volunteers who are dedicated to providing this specialised support.

The service is free to relatives, friends and children whose loved ones have been supported by Mary Stevens Hospice.

For further information, or help, please contact Marie Faux, Family Support Services Lead on 01384 445411 or by emailing marie.faux@marystevenshospice.co.uk.