St Clare Hospice Bereavement Cafes

These Bereavement Cafe’s are for anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close to them, no matter how long ago.  They are completely free to attend and you are welcome to drop in at any time throughout the events. The atmosphere is very relaxed and informal with hot drinks and refreshments.

Harlow Playhouse,
Playhouse Square
Harlow CM20 1LS

Last Friday of the month

10.30am – 12.30pm

Potter Street Baptist Church,
98 Potter Street,
Harlow, CM17 9AW

Last Saturday of the month

10am – 12pm

St Clare Hospice,
Hastingwood Road,
Hastingwood, CM17 9JX.

Weekly, every Friday

1.3pm – 3.30pm

CRUSE Bereavement Care

CRUSE Bereavement offers support and counselling for all bereaved people no matter how long since the bereavement. The service is on a self-referral basis only.

They offer a range of services including telephone and face to face support, groups and support for children, young people and adults throughout Harlow.

 Telephone:  0845 266 9710



Home-Start Essex, (Harlow)

 Home-Start Essex is a leading family support charity working across Essex to build the confidence and skills of parents/carers to achieve healthy and positive outcomes for children.  They offer home visiting support to families (with at least 1 child under 5) with a range of issues such as being overwhelmed by the death of a loved one.  This is a free, confidential service.

Telephone:  01245 847410



MIND in West Essex

We understand that everyone’s experience of loss will be different and that therefore we have a range of support opportunities available 

We aim to offer flexible, personalised and cost-effective support for people experiencing these difficulties. 

We can help with Counselling, Befriending, Education about the physical and emotional effects of loss, Group therapy, A Coping with Loss and Change Course, Practical Support, and reading materials.

Telephone:  01371 876641 (helpline open Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings)


St Clare Hospice Bereavement Support

Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of someone close.  Our Patient & Family Support team can help you to face the grieving journey. The service is available free of charge to patients and their families.  Patients need to be referred by their GP. Telephone: 01279 773770 Email: Website:

Your Funeral Director

Some independent funeral directors offer free professional bereavement support and counselling through SAIFCare.

Visit or contact your Funeral Director for further information.



WAY Widowed & Young

WAY offers a unique peer-to-peer support network to anyone who has lost their partner at a young age. We know that talking to and socialising with others who have been through a similar experience can be an enormous help when you are trying to rebuild your life after bereavement.

If you were bereaved when you were aged 50 or under, married or not, with or without children, whatever your sexual orientation, race or religion – you are welcome to join WAY.

Membership costs just £25 a year and includes many benefits

WAY Up is for those aged 51 or over.  A lively group of widowed men and women that is flourishing across the UK.

Most WAY Up members are aged 52-65 and offer each other support and friendship on their forum, as well as holding gatherings and parties that are becoming the stuff of legend.


Facebook Group:

GEMS – Social Group for the Widow & Widower in Harlow

Come and join us for a drink and a chat at The Fairways Social Club, CM19 4RT

Every First and Third Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm

The group has been running since November 2007

We now have over 60 members!

We arrange Social Events, trips out, boat trips, walks, dinner dances and are always looking for new ideas for outings.

We are a really nice group of people who offer each other support and a listening ear.

Come along and meet new friends and share life experiences.

Contact:  Carole 07713 544168

Facebook Bereavement Groups

Young and Widowed with children

Young widowed facing the future together

The Good Grief Trust

Young Widowed and Dating

NOT A DATING SITE: A support group for young widows & widowers looking to move forward after a loss. 

Widowed, Young & A Mum

National Support Services for Bereaved Children

Grief Encounter

We provide free, pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families.

Telephone:  0808 802 0111



Winston’s Wish

Call our Freephone National Helpline on 0808 802 0021 for therapeutic advice on supporting a grieving child or young person after the death of a loved one.

If a young person you know is finding it hard to cope with their grief, and you want to help them, then give us a call.  From parents to teachers, everyone and anyone who is supporting a grieving child can call us.  We are open between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.