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Bereavement Support in Hertford and Surrounding Area



Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire
The Old Courthouse
St Albans Road East
AL10 0ES

Tel: 01707 269 497


Adult helpline: 01707 278 389


Anyone can contact us if they want to talk about themselves or someone they know who has been affected by a death.

Our volunteers offer six sessions of support and talk to bereaved people either on the telephone or in their own homes, listening to their unique stories.  We don’t want to tell clients how they should feel or what they should do.  Instead, we offer emotional and psychological support - sometimes with a little practical help - enabling them to regain some control over their lives.  The service is confidential and free.

Children and Young People's helpline: 01707 264 293

We offer support for children and young people aged 5 to 18.  All our volunteers are specifically trained in working with children and young people, and can see the young person in their home or at school.

We are able to work on a one-to-one basis, with siblings or the whole family as appropriate.  We can work for as long as necessary, and all our services are free.


Peace Hospice Care

Peace Hospice Care
Peace Drive
WD17 3PH

Tel: 01923 330330


Peace Hospice Care's Counselling and Bereavement team is part of our Starlight Services and offers a wide range of support, free of charge, to anyone who has been bereaved within Hertfordshire, regardless of whether or not they have had a previous connection with the Hospice.

Support offered depends largely on individual need and situation; no two experiences are the same, even amongst those sharing a common loss.  Some people may find informal support and talking to someone on the telephone is all they need; whilst others can benefit from professional one to one counselling with a qualified accredited counsellor.




Stand-by-me offers information, advice  and support to help children, young people and their families living in North Hertfordshire understand and manage their grief.


Talk-in-Herts Counselling Service CIC

Bereavement support can give you the time and space to explore the difficult feelings that you may be experiencing as a result of your bereavement or other loss.  With a background of specialist training and experience of working with loss and grief, we hope to provide you with the support you are looking for.

Our aim is to offer bereavement support in a safe environment to help you to explore your feelings of loss and to come to terms with the changes within yourself and in your environment.

If you feel that you could benefit from our Bereavement support, please contact us either by calling us or filling in our online Book an Appointment form.



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