Our counselling service is a vital resource for people coping with the emotional impact of a life threatening condition. However, we recognise that some of the people in need of support might benefit from a different approach. With this in mind, we've been working with specialist practitioners to develop new services, including our nature connection therapy courses and a telephone support service for families.
Family support calls
We recognise that when faced with a new diagnosis or a recent bereavement, it can be difficult to know what individual family members might need in the way of counselling and therapy. Everybody responds differently and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. We therefore offer up to six half-hour telephone sessions to discuss what you are experiencing in more detail. This provides an opportunity for us to talk about the range of services we offer and to see what might be right for you, and for each member of your family. We can help you think about how to talk to your children about what is happening and explore whether school or other support services may be available.
Call 01373 455255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A monthly therapeutic gardening group for bereaved adults
Monthly on Tuesdays from 25th January 2022
We Hear You and the Walled Garden in Mells are collaborating to offer a monthly year-long group for people who have lost a loved one to cancer or other life threatening conditions. Meeting in this beautiful outdoor setting provides opportunities for the group to connect through mindful gardening activities and reflection. Participants can explore the seasonality of the natural environment and nature’s cycles of death and renewal in a supportive and inclusive environment. Please contact us to book a place for WHYgrow.
You are welcome to join the group at any point in the year.
Sessions in 2022:
25th January 15th February
29th March 26th April
24th May 28th June
26th July 30th August
27th September 18th October
29th November 20th December
WHYwalkandtalk is an opportunity to access one-to-one counselling with a member of our specialist team, while walking (or sitting) in a beautiful natural setting. We hope this new service will enable more people to access our support, in a way that suits them. Call us on 01373 455255 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Coffee Connection
WHY launched a new drop-in support group for anyone affected or bereaved by cancer or a life-limiting illness in December 2019, in partnership with Dorothy House Hospice Care. The group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12pm in the cafe of the Cheese and Grain, Frome.
There are always representatives of Dorothy House and WHY at the group for those who would like to ask about additional support available. No booking required, just come along!