Bereavement support for adults

Supporting those dealing with grief, loss and bereavement in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

Bereavement support for adults

Bereavement support for adults in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire

Everyone grieves differently, so we offer a wide range of bereavement support options. Read on to learn more about the many ways we can help.

Our bereavement support line

Calling our Rennie Grove Peace bereavement support line is a great first step in seeking support.  You can tell us what’s going on and we can talk through some options for getting support.

Telephone: 01727 63 80 08
Please note this isn’t a 24 hour line, but if you leave a message we will aim to respond by the next working day.

One-to-one listening and counselling

We offer emotional, psychological, and spiritual support for adults facing life-limiting illnesses. Support is provided in person or virtually via video call or telephone. Referrals are only available to patients (and their close family and friends) who are receiving care by the Rennie Grove Peace nursing teams.

For more information and discuss eligibility, please contact our Coordination Centre:
Telephone: 01923 60 60 30
The Rennie Grove Peace Coordination Centre is open 8am – 6pm, 7 days per week.

8 Week Bereavement support Programme

This 8 week course is a structured bereavement support programme that connects you with other bereaved people. Each session is hosted by a Rennie Grove Peace counsellor and offers a calm, supportive environment. We’ll cover specific areas of wellbeing post-bereavement such as nutrition, sleep and mindfulness.  To find out when our next group bereavement support programme begins, please click here.

Becoming Bereaved Drop-in Group

Run by trained counsellors, this drop-in support group is open to all who have been bereaved in the last year. This friendly and supportive group environment allows you the chance to share your experiences with others who have recently been bereaved.

Every Friday,  2pm – 3:30pm (no need to book)
Peace Hospice, Find us here

NHS Talking Therapies (IAPT)

If you don’t meet referral criteria for our Hospice Bereavement Service, or you need extra help with mild to moderate anxiety or depression, ask your GP to refer you to NHS Talking Therapies (IAPT – Rennie Grove Peace).

Chat online with trained bereavement counsellors

If you prefer the privacy of anonymous online help, you can access live chat support from trained bereavement counsellors via our GriefChat partnership.  The service is available Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and can be accessed through the GriefChat chat box which appears on this page.

Compassionate Cafes

These drop-in sessions, in local cafés and venues, provide a welcoming space for people affected by any type of loss.  For more information about our Compassionate Cafes, please click here.

Community events

These provide opportunities to come together with others in your community to reflect and remember loved ones. They include events like our Light Up a Life services and our annual spring Daffodil Walk at West Wycombe Park. 

You can access our services at any point following bereavement. Everyone grieves differently and we are here if or when you need us. If you want more information on any of our services please contact our Coordination Centre.

Telephone: 01923 60 60 30
The Rennie Grove Peace Coordination Centre is open 8am – 6pm, 7 days per week.

Like all Rennie Grove Peace services, our Bereavement Support Services are completely free of charge. They’re not means tested and there’s no cost to the patient or their family. 

We rely heavily on the generous support of our local community to raise around 85% of our £18.18m total income for the year.  You can learn more about how we fund our service, and easy ways you can help too, on our funding and accounts page

Our bereavement support is provided through our Supportive Care Service, so you can contact us by phoning our bereavement support line or via our Coordination Centre. The contact details are below:

Rennie Grove Peace bereavement support line:

01727 63 80 08


Coordination Centre:

Telephone: 01923 60 60 30
The Rennie Grove Peace Coordination Centre is open 8am – 6pm, 7 days per week.