The Loss Foundation is offering a free 10-week program of grief support to help people who have lost a loved one to cancer.
Our therapy groups are currently full up until the end of March 2019. If you would like to register your interest in our future therapy groups please click below to register your interest.
How are the therapy groups different to the current support groups
Our current support groups are peer-support groups, which are unstructured and based on the needs of those who come along on the day.
Our therapeutic groups will be led by psychologists and consist of 7 sessions of structured content focusing on specific aspects of grief or other associated difficulties, for example, difficult memories, troubled sleep, anxiety. The sessions are aimed at helping people learn more about loss and how to cope with all that arises from it, as well as helping them make stronger connections with others in a similar situation.
Every session will have a theme that will focus on trying to help you with a specific aspect of the grieving experience. For example we will be helping people deal with flashbacks, troubled sleep, difficult feelings and more. We will be building on what has been shared and learned session-by-session, so attendees will need to commit to all 7 sessions.
Who are the therapy groups for?
The groups are for adults who are bereaved by cancer. They are focused on helping people understand and manage grief and all that can arise out of it. For example, if someone is struggling with difficult memories, anxiety, troubled sleep, low mood, lack of motivation, isolation, and more, these groups may be for them.
How can the therapy groups help me?
We piloted these types of groups in 2016, and those that took part kindly completed questionnaires for us and gave us feedback after every session. This meant we were able to learn about what was working well and what needed improving. We were delighted to learn that the groups helped improve peoples’ low mood, anxiety and self-compassion. We hope this is the case for you too, and that you get much more from the groups. As well as helping with difficulties, we hope the therapy groups help people make stronger connections with others in a similar situation. There’s only one way to know if it will help, and that’s to give it a go!
When will the therapeutic groups start and where?
We will be running the first group from October 2018 with others starting in early 2019. All of the groups in this round will be running in Kings Cross, London taking place from 6:30-8:30pm.
How do I join the groups?
Click on the button above to register your interest in taking part in the therapy groups.