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 Practitioner), 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.
"The bereavement group has been one of the most helpful spaces to talk about things that I've found since [he] died and I will definitely go again, everyone there is really friendly, and it was nice to be in an environment where its normal and ok to cry."
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. Do still sign up to the group and we will discuss the support available to you at every stage of your grief.
If you want to talk to someone about any element of your wellbeing please come to Student Support in 4 West to speak to an advisor. Advisers are available every day of the week 9am-5pm including weekends. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for further support via Teams or phone call.