Our Bereavement Services

Most people cope well with grief, if they are well supported by friends and family and have the information they need. We offer information and support to any adult in Gloucestershire who has been bereaved as a result of a death from illness or other natural causes. It is not necessary for you or your loved one to have used Longfield’s services previously.

We have two information leaflets, one about 'Grieving the loss of someone' and the other describing the 'Bereavement Services' offered by Longfield.

We provide face-to-face support to individuals or couples, or you can join one of our support groups. Either of these services is helpful in learning more about your grief and exploring new ways of coping. 

One of the most popular techniques taught in the groups has been the ability to relax, by listening to a soothing voice and escaping the distractions of your immediate surroundings. We’ve recorded some of these for you to use at home, so please click on the recording that you find most helpful.

  • Visualisation – ‘Walking towards the ocean’ (female voice)

  • Short Body Scan (male voice)

  • Finding Your Safe Place (female voice)

  • Letting Go of Thoughts  - ‘Leaves on a stream’ (male voice)

  • Guided Relaxation – ‘A walk in a meadow’ (female voice)

If you would like a copy of our leaflets or think that one of these services might be of help to you, please call us on 01453 886868 or take a look at our Programme of Services to find out when our next groups start.