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Bereavement social group

A peer-led social group to support students who have experienced a bereavement.

Group information

This group runs on campus, on the first Tuesday of the month from 4:30pm.

Our monthly Bereavement social group is an in-person social group that runs on campus on the first Tuesday evening of every month. It is open to students who have had a recent* or historical bereavement that is affecting their wellbeing and possibly their studies. Our aim is to provide a safe space where you can meet others who have a shared bereavement experience, feel comfortable in your grief and less alone.

The group is facilitated by Hannah (Social Interventions Lead) and Pat (Wellbeing Adviser), both of whom have experience of bereavement. It is not a therapy group and doesn’t require anyone to talk about their experiences: it is a safe space where you can choose to be quiet, or to share how you have been doing.

We offer a range of activities depending on what you as a group want to do – whether that's playing board games, doing some arts and crafts, or just having some time out, with a cup of tea and your favourite music. Refreshments are always provided for free. You don’t have to attend every month - just come and go as you please.

If you're interested in joining this group or receiving further details sign up here.

To view all of the bereavement support available to you, please visit our Bereavement Support page Bereavement support page.

*Please note this group is not recommended for students who have been bereaved within the last 3 months. Whilst there is no timeline for grief, it is normal to feel all kinds of unfamiliar and unexpected emotions immediately after someone has died. Sign up for the group and we will discuss the support available to you at every stage of your grief.

Remember that you can also contact the Wellbeing Service if you require wellbeing support during this immediate period (or at any point), and / or speak to your Department for support around your studies.

Joining the group

If you have any questions about the group, please contact Hannah via the email address below.