Our Bereavement Service offers support to people who are coping with the loss of a relative or friend.

Bereavement Service

Referrals can now include relatives of individuals who died in another hospice, but are resident in Oxfordshire, as well as those cared for by Sobell House Hospice. 

The team includes a manager, a counsellor, administrative staff and a team of 25 volunteers.  The volunteers complete a comprehensive training programme and are offered ongoing training and supervision. 

We provide a range of support services aiming to help people live with their loss.  This may include talking about sad feelings and distress, seeking information about ‘normal’ grief or thinking through how to manage all the life changes triggered by bereavement.  We have links with other bereavement services and can help people find the support suited to their needs.

The service includes:

Individual support:   Individual support (face to face or by telephone) is provided by paid counsellors and a team of volunteers either in the individual’s home or at Sobell House.  

Group support:  Groups are facilitated by a group leader, have a maximum of 12 people and meet up to 8 times over a number of weeks. 

Time to Remember Teas:  These are open to all and offer a time of reflection to remember those who have died and to meet others over tea.

The bereavement service can be contacted on weekdays 9am to 5pm by calling 01865 225 878 (answer phone at other times) or by email smsh.bereavementservice@ouh.nhs.uk.

Sobell House has produced a leaflet ‘Resources for Bereaved People’. Further information to support bereaved people can be found on the Patients and Public pages. 

Bereavement Service
Bereavement Service

Bereavement Service

General Information for patients, their families and friends, and members of the public

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