Bereavement in Macclesfield and surrounding areas
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Bereavement can be a terrible blow. If you live in Macclesfield or the surrounding areas, then the Macclesfield Bereavement Support Service can help by providing free counselling and support. The death of a loved one leaves an irreplaceable void that can be hard to deal with alone. Irrespective of age or relationship to the deceased and the pain of the loss can seem unbearable.
If you or someone you know have recently suffered a bereavement
People react differently to bereavement, and for some the unbearable pain can continue for months or even years. Nothing seems to help, and after the initial shock of the death and funeral have subsided, the sense of loss intensifies. Most people seek support from family and friends, or they may visit their GP. However, this might not be enough, and as time goes by, a different kind of support may be required. This is where a bereavement counsellor or bereavement support worker may help.
Macclesfield Bereavement Support Service is free NHS supported independent voluntary group, linked to Macclesfield District General Hospital, offering a service for adults 18 and over. Our service does not charge but we do welcome donations to help fund our service.
Our trained and experienced counsellors and support workers help by providing one to one support usually in your home for an agreed period of time.
If you live in East Cheshire (Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Tabley, Congleton, Wilmslow, Disley, Handforth or Poynton) contact us by leaving a message on our answerphone (01625 439333 ). Please note we do not cover Biddulph, Northwich, Crewe, Winsford or Middlewich areas
The answerphone is checked during office hours Mon – Fri (except on Public Holidays) and we aim to return your call within 48 hours
To visit our contact page click here.
Experience shows that bereavement counselling or support is unlikely to be effective in the weeks immediately following a bereavement so please recognise we are not an emergency or crisis response service. However we do aim to offer support within a few weeks of the initial contact. The process will be explained in the initial telephone conversation.
Further information on bereavement can be found on the websites listed in the right hand sidebar and the material in our resources page.