Bereavement Services

Coping with bereavement and grief in Wakefield

The death of a loved one can be one of the hardest things you ever experience. Grief is very personal and it can take some time to come to terms with how you feel. The emotions you experience might feel overwhelming at times. Talking to a bereavement professional is often a good way to start feeling better.

The Hospice Bereavement Service 

This service is available to:

  • carers, family members and friends whose loved one was known to any of our hospice services;

  • over 18 years old; and

  • ​have been bereaved longer than four months  and up to eight years. 

​We offer support after four months, which is purely to provide space for your grief and it can be more helpful after this time to have support.

All our staff are fully trained in bereavement and all face to face sessions are at The Prince of Wales Hospice. What  we offer:

Bereavement listeners

Our trained listeners are volunteers who provide 6 sessions, on the telephone.

Bereavement trainee counsellors

They provide 12 sessions. This is either by phone, online or face to face.


We do have groups every so often so please refer to the website for updates.

How to refer to the  Hospice Bereavement  Support


Phone: 01977 781484

Additional bereavement support

Local mental health support line- 08001830558

Samaritans- 116 123


Please note this is not an emergency support service and if you feel you are at risk at any point to yourself or others, please do ring 999 or go to A&E.

Wakefield District Bereavement Support Service

!! Wakefield District Bereavement Service will be moving to AgeUK Wakefield from 1 July 2024 !!

Please note we can no longer accept referrals for the Wakefield Bereavement Service via this email:
The Prince of Wales Hospice Bereavement service will continue to provide support to people using and known to our services.
If you have people who would benefit from counselling, listening, or group services, or they would benefit from the wellbeing service which caters for isolated, bereaved and long-term conditions please refer via telephone 01977 781484 or email

A reminder this is not an emergency service but if you need more urgent support:

  • Mental Health Line - 08001830558.

  • 999/A&E 24/7

  • 111/GP 24/7 (within GP hours)

  • Samaritains- 116 123

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