The charity provides various bereavement support groups for individuals/families who live within the Bridgend Community and surrounding areas. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when a loved one has passed away. When group members arrive at BCBS, they’re greeted by one of our friendly volunteers or Counsellors, who are more than happy to help them settle in and introduce them to others. All of our volunteers and Counsellors receive are provided with regularly Safeguarding and Bereavement training and have all been DBS checked.
All of our groups are facilitated by Professional Qualified Counsellors and volunteers, who aim to provide a friendly, compassionate and approachable environment so that all of our members feel at ease and safe surrounded by others who are going through similar experiences. There are no rules about individuals having to speak out loud and sharing their stories, people are more than welcome just to come along and listen – however they feel comfortable.
Within these groups, all members are given the opportunity to receive one-to-one confidential Counselling sessions with one of our Qualified Counsellors if they required it. The Counsellors covers both emotional and practical concerns, this may include the day-to-day impacts of the bereavement and other relationships, coping strategies for certain anniversary dates/occasions and support to help rebuild lives following the loss.
We provide the following groups every Friday from 6pm to 8pm:
Children – aged between 5 & 15 years old
Teens – aged between 16 & 19 years old
Adults – 19+