Group Support

We offer a number of bereavement groups. Not all groups are running during the cornavirus pandemic, and some have moved to an online format. Group members must be known to St Richard’s Hospice or Bereavement Support South Worcestershire (BSSW). For more information please contact the Gateway Team on 01905 763963.


STEPS – Open group
This group is for bereaved people who wish to meet others in an informal social drop-in setting. People can attend 12 sessions. The group meets on a Thursday morning 10am – 11.30am.

Bereavement Walking Group – a gentle social group for people who have been bereaved. The group takes place on the second Sunday of each month.

Cookery Group – this bereavement group supports people who want to find the motivation and confidence to cook and the opportunity to share a meal with others who are bereaved. The cookery group runs three times a year and runs for six sessions ( 4pm – 7pm)

Sunflower bereavement group – closed mutual support group for up to ten people who have been recently bereaved. The group runs twice a year for eight sessions ( 5.30pm – 7.30pm)

Relatives and Friends through Trauma (Raftt) – a bereavement mutual support group for eight people whom have lost a loved one through suicide. This group runs once a year for up to 12 sessions (5.30pm – 7pm)