Our Services

Counselling, Bereavement and Pre-Bereavement Support

Marie Curie’s National Day of Reflection is an annual event held on 4th March providing a special moment to remember everyone who died during the pandemic. Marie Curie is encouraging everyone to take part in a minute’s silence, share the name of who you’re remembering on the day and plan a reflective event or activity.

Of course, if you have lost someone you most likely think about them every day; grief is not time-sensitive, and it can feel like waves of sadness and loss that can crash over you at any time. Perhaps you are providing end-of-life care for somebody, and you are experiencing anticipatory grief. Whatever stage of the grieving process that you are in, we can support you through our new partnerships.

Specialist Bereavement Support for Birmingham Carers

The UK’s leading bereavement charity, Cruse has been helping bereaved people for over 60 years ensuring that everyone grieving gets the support they need, when they need it.

Cruse understands how a bereavement can impact Carers and how the grief journey can feel very different to other bereavement experiences. This new service offers in-person Carer-specific support sessions with access to further on-going bereavement support when it’s needed.

These sessions provide:

  • A safe space to disclose uncomfortable thoughts/feelings about your bereavement.
  • A space outside of the home to ensure confidentiality.
  • Emotional support for anyone distressed.
  • The opportunity to meet other Carers.

Cruse also has a range of factsheets and booklets that you might find useful during this difficult time, these can be accessed via the Cruse website.

Contact details:
0121 687 8010 (leave a voicemail and a team member will return your call to establish the best type of support for you)

Bereavement and Couple Counselling
Our partner, Headway Birmingham & Solihull supports people with an acquired brain injury as well as providing support to their Carers. Headway now offers free couples/ relationship counselling for Carers and a person affected by an acquired brain injury; and bereavement counselling to Carers following a loss.

As well as counselling services, Headway also supports those experiencing bereavement, giving the opportunity to help process their grief and face the future. Six private counselling sessions are available, either in-person at one of the Hubs in Sutton, Moseley, or Rednal, or through group sessions, which also provide valuable peer support.

Contact details:
0121 457 7541

A new dance class has been created for

Copying with Grief Through Dance
Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC actively promotes dance within the community. Carers who have been bereaved or are facing bereavement are invited to join twice weekly dance sessions (one per week online and one in person). Following the dance class, there will be a space for attendees to engage in conversations and share challenges they may be facing as Carers or individuals who have recently lost a loved one.

These sessions are suitable for beginners/ any levels are accessible to all abilities. Participating in these fun sessions will help Carers to connect with others and build supportive networks.

Please contact Xpress-Yourself Dance in advance to discuss any support that may help you access the classes.

Contact details:

If your caring journey is coming to an end or has already ended, Birmingham Carers Hub is still here to support you.