Support Group & other bereavement activities

  
SUPPORT GROUP

Our Support Group takes place on a Wednesday evening once per month.

This is usually the first Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm.

The group is facilitated by Lorraine Meylor-Warlow who is an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. There are also four Sunflowers volunteers who help run the group; Andy, Wendy, Graham and Di. To find out more about the Sunflowers team, please CLICK HERE

Lorraine is available at the end of the session if you need a chat 1-2-1.

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The first hour of the group is based around a specific topic. There are different topics to discuss each month and the members of the group are able to contribute to what topics they would find helpful when we plan the sessions.

At the end of the first hour there is a time to chat with one another and have tea/coffee.
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Sunflowers is a family; we are all experiecing our own grief and walking at different points in our journeys. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and encouraging one another.  As a group we have agreed on certain 'guidelines' to ensure everyone feels safe and supported. Respecting one anothers grief and experience, caring for each other, ensuring all members feel comfortable and being aware of triggering topics are some of the guidelines we use to do this. The support group is a really friendly and encouranging session to be with others and help you feel less alone in the darkness.

Please see below for details of the topics we will be discussing throughout 2019. Please do not hesitate to get in touch  if you would like more information or to come along.
  
OTHER BEREAVEMENT EVENTS

We are currently planning our bereavement events for 2019.

The following are ideas we are hoping to put in place:

-     Planting our Sunflower Memorial Garden booked to take place on Sunday 12th May. Please click here 
-     Art Therapy, tbc
-     Scrapbooking and a chance to talk about our loved ones, tbc

We will release more information in due course, keep an eye on our social media pages for updates.

 Get in touch to find out about more.​​

[email protected]

The support group and events are only open to indiviudals who are currently living in Gloucestershire and are bereaved by suicide. We do not openly provide the venue for the support group to ensure privacy of those attending, therefore please get in touch if you would like to come along.

We do not charge to attend, but if you wish to donate toward delivery of these, you can do so through our fundraising page, where you will find a DONATE button.

If you have any ideas of activities or events that you would find useful as support, please get in touch.

Please also complete our feedback form to help ensure the services we offer are beneficial and enable us to monitor how best to plan in for the future.