Bereavement Support

Living with Loss

To explain when you might find counselling beneficial through:

  • Stories
  • Theory around bereavement
  • Strategies and tools to help you
  • To have a better understanding of the grieving process
  • Resources to help you
  • When you might need counselling

Therapeutic Bereavement Groups

Therapeutic Bereavement Groups offer the opportunity to meet with other bereaved people who may be experiencing similar losses and issues

  • Whilst everyone’s experience is different and their worries and concerns are unique some experiences to grief may be similar. Listening in a confidential setting to how other people have experienced their grief may therefore be helpful
  • It is a place to meet with other bereaved people who have experienced the loss of a significant relative, to talk in a safe environment and explore feelings of loneliness, isolation, emptiness, anger and guilt and find ways to manage them

What is bereavement counselling?

Bereavement counselling takes place in a relationship built upon trust, respect and confidentiality, to facilitate the processes of normal and complex grief.

It is a way of working that enables people to explore their concerns in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere and to find the best outcomes for them.

Talking to a counsellor may help people to:

  • See things differently
  • Explore feelings in a safe environment
  • Find ways to manage feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Improve communication with family, friends and health professionals
  • Feel supported
  • Find a level of acceptance and increased understanding of their deepest concerns


18th Jun 24

Yellow Ribbons Flutter

Despite unpredictable weather conditions, Forest Holme Hospice’s annual Tie A Yellow Ribbon event, kindly sponsored by MSP Capital, proved to be a huge success when it recently took place in Poole Park.

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8th May 24

30th Anniversary Glass Flowers

The charity was delighted to celebrate its 30th anniversary with the launch of our stunning display of 1,000 handcrafted stained glass fritillaria flowers at Merley House in Wimborne.

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30th Apr 24

International success

We are delighted and proud to announce that Hazel Mack, our Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Team Lead, has had an article published in the April edition of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing.

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9th Apr 24

Haskins finish charity partnership on a high

Thank you to the incredible team at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown for their outstanding support throughout our charity partnership in 2023.

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2nd Apr 24

Bouquet of Hope

Carnival Flowers in Wimborne is supporting Forest Holme this year with their Bouquet of Hope.

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27th Feb 24

Patient and families benefit from multi-functional chair beds

New multi-functional chair beds, a complementary therapy couch, riser-recliner chairs and dining room furniture are just some of the items purchased as part of a recent internal refurbishment thanks to the generosity of the local community.

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