Living with loss support day

Martlets is welcoming people to a unique bereavement support day on Wednesday 16th May at Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton between 11am and 5pm.  

The Good Grief event is for anyone who has ever experienced loss or for those who would simply like to understand more about grief.   

Open to everyone, the day is being held as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival to mark Dying Matters Week. It is intended to bring the difficult subject of bereavement out into the community to encourage people to feel more comfortable with talking about it.  

Visitors will be able to meet with people from local support groups as well as counsellors and volunteers from the hospice’s own bereavement service. The hospice’s choir, Good Vibrations, will be leading a Soulful Singing Workshop with a performance later in the day. 

Jane Cato, Martlets’ Bereavement Services Manager said: “Everyone’s experience of grief is different; sadness, anger, confusion and even isolation are not uncommon feelings to have.  

With this day we aim to offer support and information that aspires to provide reassurance and hope.” We want this to be an uplifting day where you can come away with a sense of the many different ways that we can talk about and be with grief so that it feels manageable.  

“You’ll be invited to think about your experiences of loss and perhaps hang a message of remembrance on our Memory Tree.  

“We’ll also be explaining about the importance of rituals in the grieving process and showing you how to make memory boxes and forget-me-not pots; which are all beautiful ways to capture your memories of a loved one.  

“It’s a free event and, except for our Soulful Singing Workshop, there’s no need to book. Just drop in anytime during the day and join us for a chat.” 


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