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Our bereavement support group, Tears to Laughter, offers peer support to adults who are grieving.

When someone close to us dies, it is one of the hardest things we experience in our lives. We go through a very normal and natural process of grieving that can be very difficult. With the support of our family and friends, we can find a place that we can live alongside that grief.

Tears to Laughter is our bereavement group that offers support during this initial grieving process. It is open to people over the age of 18.

The group is a safe space to share how you truly feel after a bereavement, without fear of upsetting family members or friends

"There are times when seeing other people out and about enjoying the company of their 'special person' makes you feel lonely, jealous and very sad, but you can share these feelings with group members. No one judges you for getting upset and crying.

"As the group name suggests there is also 'laughter' in the group, it is not all sadness and tears. I have found so much support from the group since my loss.” – Donna

How it works

Your first contact will be with our Support and Information Team. After that, we will introduce you to the group, which is run both online and face-to-face.

This is a peer support group. That is to say, you will meet other people who understand what you are experiencing. They are going through it too, or have been through something similar. Peer support is known to increase your wellbeing and support your personal growth. A member of the Treetops team is on hand for support as needed.

This group does not offer counselling. If therapeutic support is needed, we will signpost you to our Therapeutic Counselling service where you can self-refer for further help.

More information

If you would like to find out more, complete the form below, email the Support and Information team, or call us on 0115 949 1264 or 07535 608 059.

Support and Information Service Enquiry Form

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