Family and bereavement support

Being referred to a hospice can be a difficult time for a patient, and their family and friends too.

Our Family Support team is here to offer emotional support from the time a patient arrives at Thorpe Hall and for as long as it is helpful – to the patient, their family and friends.

The Family Support team is made up of specially trained staff and volunteers, some of whom have training and expertise in supporting children and young people at this often difficult time.


Emotional, spiritual and practical care

The team can help as people come to terms with a diagnosis or the death of a loved one. They can also signpost to other organisations, charities or networks for help and support with specific issues or concerns.

We also have a Spiritual Care team that offers religious and spiritual support to patients and their families, of all faiths and none.


Bereavement support

When the time comes, the Family Support team can provide bereavement support.


Support for adults

This may be one to one, by attending our bereavement support group or by joining Wayfinders, which is our monthly walking group for those who have been bereaved.

About our one-to-one support

About our bereavement support group

About Wayfinders


Support for children

For children affected by the death of someone special, we offer one-to-one bereavement support as well as our Charlie Chimp Club, run in association with Cruse Bereavement Care in Peterborough, giving six to 13 year olds a safe and caring environment in which to deal with their grief.

Charlie Chimp Club - info for children

Charlie Chimp Club - info for parents


Coming soon...

Spring 2017 will see the introduction of a new gardening bereavement support group. This will take place in Thorpe Hall’s kitchen garden, and give people who have been bereaved the chance to meet others and receive support while taking part in a hobby.


How to get in touch

For more information about accessing the family support available at Thorpe Hall, please call 01733 225900 or:

Email thorpehall@sueryder.org