About the Pop-In Group

The death of a loved one is a difficult time for anyone and can lead to individuals, especially elderly widows and widowers, feeling lost and alone. Many have grown up children with families of their own to worry about and it can be difficult to adjust to so much time spent by themselves.

However, three months into their grieving Forest Holme Hospice Charity offers a light in the dark by inviting anyone who has lost a loved one supported by Forest Holme Hospice to our monthly Pop-In Bereavement Group.  This nurse led service offers the opportunity to chat to people who are going through a similar experience and know how they feel. The nurses and members offer a listening ear, friendly support and comforting words with an aim to ease the pain on those initial lonely days.

Outcomes of Providing the Pop in Bereavement Group

The pop in group has been a lifeline to many who have lost a loved one over the x years we have been providing the service. Meeting new people going through similar experiences has created lifelong relationships that have helped ease individuals back into the daunting world of socialising without their partner.

By providing a support network and safe place to explore the feelings of grief, we aim to ensure that happiness can grow from loss and sadness.

The Pop-in Group meets between 2pm – 4pm at SML Church Centre (opposite St Mary’s Church), Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2JD as by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please call 01202 670644.

The dates for 2022/23 are as follows:

April 4th and 14th

May 9th & 12th

June 6th & 9th

July 4th & 14th

August 1st & 11th

Sept 5th & 8th

Oct 3rd & 13th

Nov 7th & 10th

Dec 5th & 8th

Jan 9th & 12th 2023

Feb 6th & 9th 2023

March 6th & 9th 2023