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Accessing support can help you connect with others and open up conversations.

Take a look at what training and social events are on offer from the hospice...

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See where you can find a Compassionate Conversation training session, a Compassionate Workplace, bereavement bookshelves in libraries and people who we work in partnership with:

Compassionate Conversations

Being able to talk with and comfort people who are experiencing end of life, loss or bereavement can be a daunting prospect - but it needn't be that way.

Compassionate Conversations is a free awareness training session delivered by St Elizabeth Hospice.

It is aimed at helping people (aged 18+) build the skills and confidence to enable open, honest and sensitive conversations around end of life, loss and bereavement, whilst identifying ways to help and support others.

What does the session cover?

- Breaking down taboos and myths about death and dying

- Thinking about how we can have compassionate conversations

- How taking the time to lend a helping hand or a friendly ear can make a difference

- Identifying support services available for those experiencing end of life, loss and bereavement

 2024 Dates:
  • Event at Riverside Centre, Saxmundham on 6 March 2024, 10:00 - 12:00
    • Online event on 20 March 2024, 19:00 - 21:00
    • Event at Moments Coffee Shop, Health Road, Ipswich on 24 April 2024, 19:00 - 21:00
    • The Red House, Aldeburgh, Wednesday 1 May 2024, 10:00-12:00. Book directly here. 
    • Online event on 7 May 2024, 10:00 - 12:00
    • Event at Kesgrave Community Centre, Ipswich on the 22 May 2024, 10:00 - 12:00
    • Event at Holbrook Village Hall, The Street, Holbrook on 6 June 2024, 10:00 - 12:00
    • Online event on 19 June 2024, 19:00 - 21:00

Events in the Community

Bereavement Café

Join Britten Pears Arts in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of The Red House, Aldeburgh for a monthly Bereavement Café. The team offer a welcoming space for those coping with loss to gather, meet, talk, and find comfort and support in shared experiences.

Run by trained volunteers, with the support of St Elizabeth Hospice, Britten Pears Arts hopes to provide a social space for people who are facing bereavement to talk about their experience of loss in a safe, relaxed environment.

In 2024, Britten Pears Arts is exploring the theme of Compassionate Communities in relation to end of life, grief and loss across all strands of their activity.

Dates & times:

Compassionate Garden Group

with Home Instead

Home Instead, in partnership with St Elizabeth Hospice, is running a Compassionate Garden Group every fourth Wednesday of the month, from 10am-1pm.

Enjoy light-gardening activities, have a cup of tea and chat to people who can support you through your grief. The sessions are entirely free but please book by calling: 01394 446500

The group meets at Grove Court, Beech Way, Woodbridge, IP12 4BW. The venue offers a serene, picturesque location with great views of the River Deben.

Sponsored by East Suffolk Council & Notcutts

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