Bereavement counselling and support groups
Updated 24 July 2017
Words you may need to know
Agency - organisation
Bereavement – sense of loss or hope after losing something eg a person or thing close to you
Counselling – emotional support
Initial – at the beginning of something
Manslaughter – death caused by a criminal act but not one that was deliberate
Support group – here, a group of people set up to offer help to people who are experiencing a problem eg bereavement and whose members often share the same experience and/or have professional training to offer help
Therapeutic – aiming to cure
The following agencies can give bereavement support to individuals, families and schools:
Samaritans; Childrens Service; Child & Family Service; Victim Support; Community Police; Oakwell and Jersey Hospice.
Support in schools and educational establishments is available from:
- School- based counsellors http://www.jod.je/kb5/jersey/directory/organisation.page?id=mmOq_lv3jrk
- Educational Psychological Service http://www.jod.je/kb5/jersey/directory/organisation.page?id=Bapq-fwiWpA
- Well-being team http://www.jod.je/kb5/jersey/directory/organisation.page?id=SjnUx4bmooE
Catholic Pastoral Centre
Also, the Bereavement and Loss Support Group provides one to one meetings at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 19 Val Plaisant, St Helier JE2 4TA. This service is available to all people in the community.
Telephone 732583 to contact them and arrange an appointment.
Community Bereavement Service
The Community Bereavement Service is available to adults and children of all ages in need of support, whilst coming to terms with the death of a relative or friend. The Service will support anyone, regardless of the nature of the death.
The Community Bereavement Service can be contacted at Clarkson House, Mont Cochon, St Helier JE2 3JB
Telephone 876555 / 285144
Manager- Mrs Jan Sims
See website for further information:
Survivors of bereavement by suicide
Group aims to encourage survivors to rebuild their lives. A healing, therapeutic, self help group. Telephone: 0800 735 1017
Support after Murder and Manslaughter
Website : www.samm.org.uk
Helpline 0845 872 3440
Calls charged at local rate
National Office: 0121 451 1618
Offers support and understanding to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder and manslaughter through the mutual support of others who have suffered a similar tragedy.
No branch in Jersey.