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The Bereavement Support Group will run as a part of the Community Outreach Project to extend support for those who are bereaved in the community. 

Our Bereavement Support group has been developed to offer a friendly safe space for those who have been bereaved.

There will be a range of activities as well as a chat over a cuppa.

We recognise that everyone’s journey through grief is unique and the support and care required for one will be different for another.

The Bereavement Support group is not counselling or therapy lead. If you feel as though bereavement counselling would be better suited to you or you would like to know more about our counselling service please do not hesitate to get in touch and visit our Bereavement Support page.



How to refer into the Community Outreach Services

Application to attend the support groups must be made by referral from professionals based in the community or via self-referral. Our Community Outreach Services will follow up with a short telephone assessment within 15 days of the referral.

Referral Criteria

Please read through the referral criteria first before completing a referral form. For further information or if you would like to discuss in advance of a referral, please contact Emma Spencer on 0191 374 6165 or Louise Johnson 0191 374 6196.

Download Referral Criteria

Making a Referral

Referrals forms can be emailed to or sent by post to:

St Cuthbert’s Hospice

Park House Road



Download Referral Form

If you would like to enquire about the Bereavement Support group, please contact our Community Outreach Team. 

Louise Johnson

Community Outreach Manager

Direct Line: 0191 374 6196



Emma Spencer

Community Outreach Coordinator

Direct Line: 0191 374 6165