After the funeral service, we recognise that grieving and the feeling of loss do not just end for the loved ones and family members who remain and we offer ongoing support during this difficult time.
During over 160 years of serving our local communities we have built up a wide range of links and contacts with many of the specialised bereavement support services and organisations that exist in the area.
The loss of someone important to our lives can leave a mixture of emotions from confusion to loneliness and anger, however grief is the natural human reaction to an important loss and empathetic and specialised support from the groups available can provide people with the additional strength they need to begin resuming their day-to-day life.
We can place you in direct contact with people who understand and can support you, or we can make contact on your behalf so they may get in touch with you. As well as putting you in touch with bereavement groups, P.G. Oxley also support a number of local churches with their Light a Candle Services of Thanksgiving and can gladly provide you with details of your nearest church holding one of these events if you wish to know more.
However much support you may need and however the initial contact is facilitated, please be assured we will remain available to assist you for as long as you require.
Local Bereavement Support Contacts
St. Helena Hospice
Tel: 01255 258240
St Helena Hospice offers bereavement support to all those who have been bereaved in North and mid-Essex, regardless of the cause of death or when or where the individual has died.
During this coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever will be facing dying, death and bereavement and St Helena wants to ensure that anyone who requires bereavement support can access it.
- People can self-refer for their bereavement support here
- More bereavement support information can be found here
CVST Bereavement Café
(Walton, Clacton & Jaywick)
T: 01255 425692
Bereavement Advice Centre
T: 0800 634 9494
Cruse Bereavement Care
T: 0844 477 9400
The Compassionate Friends
Gives support to parents whose son or daughter has died.
T: 0845 123 2304
The UK’s national support charity for those bereaved in a road crash.
T: 0845 450 0355
A Welfare Advice Service empowering people to maintain their independence and provides crucial support before a situation reaches crisis point.
T: 0300 37 33 333