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Experiencing bereavement and loss

“I was struggling to cope with the death of my wife but the bereavement team helped me to regain my confidence and independence”.

You can experience bereavement and feelings of loss and grief after the death of a loved one.

We know that finding immediate support is important, especially whilst waiting to access specialist interventions. We can support you with guidance and information at this difficult time.

We also offer online and in-person support groups for those experiencing bereavement and loss and one to one support from trained volunteers.

Contact our bereavement team for more information on 0300 37 33 333.

Currently we have the following Bereavement Support Groups running:

In-person Groups

Weekly face-to-face support groups offered in Colchester and Tendring.


Walking with bereavement Groups

Weekly walking groups in Colchester & Frinton, gentle paced. A place to meet others and talk about your bereavement experience


Online Groups

Wednesdays – 10am – 11am – open to all

2nd and 4th Fridays of the month – 11am-12pm – Men’s group

Early Bereavement Support Groups

We are here to support you.

When the death of a loved one occurs, it can be lonely and overwhelming.

Here at Age Well East, in partnership with St Helena Hospice we believe that no-one should go through this alone.

Some people who are grieving find attending a bereavement group supportive.

What happens in a group?

The bereavement support groups are a non-judgemental and confidential space for you to meet others who are grieving.

Attending our groups can support you with:

Helping you understand you are not alone by meeting others in similar circumstances.

A place to make connections with others who are also grieving.

To speak openly in a closed group, sharing experiences with others.

Emotional support

We provide a range of services to support people during emotionally challenging times – including for those facing the end of their life.


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