Grieving people need to be heard not fixed

You can’t fix grief, you can’t follow a set routine, or take the same steps as others, Grief is unique to each individual person, and we all grieve in different ways.

Grief is an emotional feeling. It is felt in the heart, therefor the only work and steps you need to take are to fix your heart.

Our hearts aren’t intellectual, they don’t listen to the brain.

We at The Bereavement Café feel that the best way to help heal your heart is to have the freedom to talk about how you feel, no matter how long it has been, you need a safe space to talk and most importantly feel heard, without anyone interrupting and telling you how you should feel, what you should do, what they did that worked for them or what their Aunty Sue did and she was ok after 6 months and remarried!

We are here to listen to you, without any judgement or analysis.

Everyone who works for us has a Bereavement of their own, we won’t ever claim to know how you feel, but we will sit with you as someone who has had similar experiences to you and can relate to what you are saying.

Each cafe is held in a safe, relaxed space, you don’t have to talk, and there is so much comfort to gain from just sitting and listening to others who have been through similar experiences to you.

Please keep your eyes on this website for all our upcoming Cafes, training and awareness workshop dates.

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