Butterflies Bereavement Support started its first group in Romsey 3 years ago and this has flourished over the years.
2020 is a year of positive changes for our work in Romsey and surrounding areas with the launch of a new venture that encompasses bereavement and loneliness with a new Bereavement and Friendship Group at a new venue in the centre of Romsey.
Starting in February 2020 and replacing the groups at Wisdom House, the New Look group will meet at Age Concern Romsey on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 11.15am - 12.30pm as from February 2020
The group will be informal café style and we will welcome anyone who has experienced bereavement and loss either recently or over the years.
Butterflies Bereavement Café and Friendship Group is a safe and welcoming space for anyone affected by loss or bereavement. The bereavement may be recent, or may have occurred some time ago, and still be painful. Bereavement café is for anyone, at any stage of their journey.
We offer a safe space to come and appreciate the company of other people who have also experienced bereavement and loss in their lives.
It’s a space to relax; to chat, to drink tea and eat cake, and to tell and listen to each other’s stories, to speak of loved ones. An opportunity to come and share the company of others who have also experienced loss and bereavement in their lives and understand something of the journey.
A space to discuss the things that are difficult about grief, and the things that have been most helpful in facing the changes, adjusting and moving forward carrying the memories of our loved ones with us.
The group also encourages the use of skills to help others and this year our project is blankets for young people who have lost parents and memory bears
We also offer a space for quiet sessions with one of our listening team
We ask for a suggested donation of £3 per session to help towards the cost of the room hire and refreshment.
5th February 19th February
4th March 18th March
1st April 15th April
6th May 20th May