The BJF Bereavement Friendship Project offers support to people age 50+ living in Stoke-on-Trent / North Staffordshire who have experienced bereavement.

A project initiated by the Beth Johnson Foundation and funded by NHS Charities together, offering free 1:1 telephone befriending and group social support opportunities at community-based groups developed on the basis of peer support. 

Telephone befriending offers a chance to chat to trained volunteers who can provide a listening ear and emotional support, helping people to re-connect and build up the confidence to join groups.

Group sessions provide an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, and to find information on coping with both the practical and emotional aspects of losing a relative or friend.

Although the team are trained in bereavement and loss support, they are not trained counsellors and anyone needing counselling will be signposted to local organisations who can offer qualified support. For more information and meeting dates use the contact detail below.



Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01782 844036