We offer bereavement counselling and support for all who live, work or study in Kingston upon Thames
Kingston Bereavement Service is a friendly, local charity established in 1988. We support children, young people, adults and families who have been bereaved and are trying to come to terms with the impact that the death of someone close is having on their lives.
We also provide bereavement awareness training to other organisations and professionals, including schools, voluntary groups, health and social care agencies, care homes, hospitals and local employers.
Although we receive some statutory funding from the Royal Borough of Kingston, the NHS and other grants from Trusts and Foundations, we also rely on donations and our own fundraising to support our services.
Whether you take part in an event, complete a sponsored challenge or make a donation, every pound raised has a profound effect on the people we help. All contributions, whatever their size, are very much appreciated.Adult Service
The key aim of our Adult Service is to deliver high quality bereavement counselling for the community of Kingston upon Thames. Our services include:
- Advice and information
- Pre-counselling assessment
- One-to-one counselling
- Aftercare support group
The support we offer is shaped by the needs of the individual and we endeavour to match those accessing our service with a counsellor with the appropriate expertise. We have a team of around 30 trained volunteer counsellors, supported by experienced supervisors.Children's Service
The Saying Goodbye Project
was launched in 2007 to support children and young people who have been bereaved of someone close to them. We offer the following specialist services:
- One-to-one bereavement counselling and support for children and young people.
- Information and advice for children and young people, their parents and carers.
- Information, advice and training support for teachers, social workers, healthcare staff, and other professional and social groups who work with children and young people.
We welcome fundraising volunteers and qualified counsellors. We are also looking for Trustees to join our Executive Board.