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Bereavement support

Bereavement support

At the chaplaincy we offer support for staff and students who have experienced a loss. This could be in the form of meeting with one of our faith advisers for a 1-1 chat, attending a peer support session or one of our journaling and memory box making workshops. We are also able to offer memorial services for your loved ones or a special mention in a service to hold people experiencing grief in attendees thoughts and prayers.

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Bereavement and Me

Have you lost someone important in your life? Is it difficult to see a way forward, now this person is no longer with you? Does it feel like others cannot understand your loss or that you just don't know what more you can say? If so, you may find it helpful to attend one of our Bereavement and Me groups where you will have the opportunity to share your experiences with others who are also trying to make sense of their grief and figure out how to get through this difficult time. Bereavement and Me groups are held at intervals throughout the academic year and offer a supportive, relaxed space to talk to and learn from others. 

Thursday 19 Jan 10 - 11am on campus
Tuesday 28 Feb 3 - 4pm on campus
Wednesday 19 Apr 3 - 4pm on campus
Friday 2 June 11-12 noon online

1-1 support

We have fifteen faith advisers available to meet with you to offer guidance and support.

Creative writing 

Exploring the loss of a loved one through creative writing can be a way to help process grief. These group sessions will be led by one of our Wellbeing advisers who will guide you through it. 

Memory box workshop

A memory box can be a lovely way to collate letters, photos and other meaningful items associated with someone you have lost that can help you remember times you have spent together. These workshops will give you the space and time to make a box and think about what you would like to include in it whilst having the opportunity to talk to others who are also experiencing grief. These sessions will be led by our Co-ordinating Chaplain in the Multifaith Centre, 11- 12 pm on the following dates: 

Memorial services

A Christian service can be held in memory of the deceased and/or in honour of support for an individual going through bereavement. Please contact the chaplaincy if you would like us to arrange this for you. 

Resources

We have a wide variety of online resources that includes:
- videos
- online courses
- podcasts
- articles
- apps
- online support services

Our Wellbeing service

Our wellbeing service offer a variety of support sessions as well as 1-1 appointments. Learn more about what they offer and access further resources here. 

It's time 

It's Time is a free online support service for young adults who have experienced the loss of a parent. 

Here to hear

Here to hear is a multi-faith and multi-lingual bereavement helpline available between 10 am and 4 pm. Call 0114 395 2127 to speak to someone. 

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