Age Concern
    North Dorset

Sturminster Newton and district
               Charity No. 1002030

Bereavement support

A recent review of our services identified a need for bereavement support.    

This is a friendship and practical support service with trained staff and volunteers.

Bereavement has many forms – the death of a loved one, the loss of a good friend, a much loved pet, divorce or even the loss of a job can all knock you off balance emotionally, physically and mentally.    When you are bereaved you have to cope with a world that can feel as if it’s fallen apart and you lose your sense of identity and self worth.

We offer a listening ear, practical support, a hand to hold and help to regain confidence and feel less overwhelmed by your loss and able to begin to make sense of the world again.

We are actively seeking volunteers to train for this sensitive service.

Please phone 01258 475582  or email

This service is supported by Awards for All


The Martinsey Isle Trust

Age Concern North Dorset Sturminster Newton and district are pleased to be working with The Martinsey Isle Trust (registered charity 1135600).

The  Trust’s “Art of Dying (and Living)” Project offers a “Bereavement Knit and Natter” group on Mondays from 10-12 noon in the cafe in the Exchange, and a Resource and Drop-in Centre (Safe Journey) housed in the museum in Sturminster.  This is open on Mondays and Saturdays 10-1pm  (01258 475125). Judith Pidgeon’s resource centre has information on will making, advanced directives, funeral planning, people to sit with the dying and the bereaved, and a wide range of related academic and professional literature, films and cds to share.

Age Concern hopes to share advice and events in the future.

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