Do you have an employee who has experienced bereavement? If so, you may be interested in sharing with them details of a new Bereavement Café at All Saints Church.
At All Saints we have been exploring ways that that we can offer support to those who are bereaved. Each person reacts to grief in their own way and at their own pace. Each bereavement journey is unique. Talking and listening to others can be really helpful and so on 8th November we will be launching the Bereavement Café, run in association with the Princess Alice Hospice. The Café will run every 2 weeks on Wednesdays 2.00 – 3.30 pm in the church. They are drop-in sessions so no booking is required and they are open to all bereaved people of all faiths and none and regardless of how and when their loved one died.
We will offer tea and coffee and a warm welcome but most importantly a safe place to meet and share experiences with volunteers who have received training from Princess Alice Hospice, as well as with other bereaved people who have had similar experiences. The Cafe is not intended to provide counselling; the majority of people who experience loss do not need counselling but will often appreciate the opportunity to talk and a listening ear.
If you have an employee who is bereaved and might benefit from what the Café offers, perhaps you might consider allowing them time in their working day to attend. We appreciate that this might not be easy but our hope is that the Café will provide bereaved people with support and the reassurance that they do not have to go through it alone.
3rd, 17th and 31st January
14th and 28th February