Bereavement support drop in -open to everyone; not only those with a connection to the hospice.

The groups provide mutual support to bereaved people and provide an opportunity to speak with the St Catherine’s Support Team and others in your community, in a welcoming and informal setting.

They have introduced an additional session each month to better meet the needs of our community and offer people a choice to attend during the day or the evening; enabling them to reach more people in the local area who may benefit from this support.

People are invited to attend on the second Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm until 3pm, or on the third Thursday of the month from 6pm until 7.30pm, in the hospice’s Garden Room.

Please email [email protected] or call 01772 629171 for updates if you would like to attend.

Bereavement Therapy Group -

Attendance at the bereavement therapy groups are by invite only, to people who have experienced the care and support of St Catherine’s. They are ‘closed’ groups which means that once a group has started, membership remains the same to bring a sense of stability and reassurance to members.

A new group is established annually and bereaved people known to the hospice and local palliative care teams are invited. It runs for seven sessions on a fortnightly basis and is facilitated by the hospice’s social workers and in conjunction with Vine House, another local charity in Preston.

The sessions take the form of structured meetings in that each has a theme relating to bereavement and general well-being. It offers members the opportunity to explore grief in a safe, supportive environment.

Bereavement Counselling -

Bereavement counselling can be provided to people whose loved ones have been cared for at St Catherine’s Hospice.

The hospice is an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and they also have volunteer counsellors who give their time to support our families and loved ones.

If you declined bereavement support at the time of your loved one’s death but now feel you need some support, please contact the hospice and ask to speak to the Support Team.




Telephone: 01772 629171

St Catherines Hospice, Lostock LaneLostock HallPrestonLancashirePR5 5XU