Don’t Be At A Loss
“I found help in finding ‘new normal’ life after the death of my husband”
“Coming helped me learn to cope after losing my Mum, and the therapies helped me to relax”Open to all, so you don’t need to have lost your loved one at Oakhaven. Whether recently bereaved, or months or even years along your journey, find support at the Coates Centre to help you pick up the pieces to lead some sort of normal life again.
Join in with activities or just come along to sit with a cuppa, enjoy the surroundings, and talk with someone if you want to – whatever you need or feel up to.
Bereavement Coffee Morning
On the 1st Wednesday of the month from 10.30am until 12noon, meet others who have been affected by bereavement. Hosted by the Oakhaven Counselling Services Team in the Hub, who can help with bereavement support. Join us for a cuppa, slice of cake and to chat with others when you feel able. Just come alone or bring a friend.
Coping With Grief Course
This 6 week course is to help anyone coping with the death of a husband, wife or partner. Learn ways to cope with a range of emotions and practicalities, discuss ways to relate to family and friends, plan for the future, give and receive support from others within the group. To get maximum benefit it is recommended to attend all 6 sessions.Course dates: Wednesdays 10am until 12noon
22nd April – 27th May (inclusive)
9th September – 14th October (inclusive)
Telephone 01590 677198 to reserve a place on either of these courses or speak to us in the Hub.
Widowed Friendship Club
When you feel ready to start socialising again, the WFC offers the opportunity to meet people who understand the different life living, not as a couple. You don’t have to have had any association with the Hospice, and it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been widowed.
This is a self-help group. You will be welcomed into the company of fellow widowed men and women. Find out what events you and other members want to enjoy during the coming months. The group enjoys lunches, dinners, theatre visits, walks, trips out and holidays.
First Saturday of each month at 2pm in the Day Rooms at Oakhaven Hospice
For more information please contact Ken Adams on 023 8084 2340 or Gill White on 01590 643876
Specifically for anyone who has been bereaved, this 6 week course teaches basic skills of preparing vegetables, meat and fish to produce nutritious meals. Become more motivated to cook and learn valuable cooking skills and techniques with others in the same situation of having to prepare meals for the first time.
Run by Oakhaven’s Chefs, Hannah and Claire, supported by a team of volunteers, you’ll be in the Hospice kitchen from 3pm until about 5pm to prepare and cook a meal, then all sit down together to eat what you have cooked.Tuesday 15th September – Tuesday 20th October (inclusive)
Tuesday 27th October – Tuesday 1st December (inclusive)
Telephone to reserve a place or speak to us in the Hub.
Make the most of our support
There are other activities and sessions available at the Coates Centre which can help and provide bereavement support. When you are ready why not drop in for a social activity or to find out about our wellbeing courses.