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Registered Charity No. 1078186

Great Oaks Dean Forest Hospice

The Gorse



GL16 8QE

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We provides palliative and supportive day care in the Forest of Dean

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Apparently there is a saying that says. ‘Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, love creates memories that no one can steal’

Sadly Bereavement is a universal experience but everyone’s experience of loss is unique and different. There will be times when we feel completely lost and bewildered and it may even feel that we have landed in a strange country where things appear to be the same but it all feels so alien.

At these times we can search for familiar things, routine, structure and support from steadfast sources and at other times we may just want to be left alone. What we need one day will differ the next day. There will be times when we do not want to share our feelings with our families and friends as they are going through their own sense of loss, and we do not want to add to their worries so we try to soldier on as best we can.

On these occasions, it may be helpful to talk things over with someone outside the family.

If you feel like this then please contact me in one of the following ways;

The Bereavement Service is mainly for the family and friends of the people who have used our services but we know that in general, bereavement services struggle to provide immediate support, so if you have a bereavement where the person has not used our services, the same support will be given to you, and you can use any of the above methods to contact me.

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