St Giles Hospice have partnered with South Staffordshire Cruse Bereavement Care to set up their 8th Bereavement Help Point and the first for people in Cannock.

The new Help Point will offer evening sessions to support people who work during the day.

Bereaved people in Cannock will be able to drop in from 5pm till 7pm on the first and third Thursday of every month starting from 7th and 21st September at Pye Green Community Centre on Bradbury Lane.

Ian Leech, Community Engagement Manager for St Giles is looking forward to extending the area of support in the community.

“We are looking forward to building on the success of our other Bereavement Help Points and giving grieving people in the Cannock area access to support,” he said.

 “There are already 7 established within our catchment area and we’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with CRUSE to provide Cannock people with the very best in bereavement support.”

Mike Gillard, Chair of South Staffordshire Cruse, welcomed the additional support for bereaved residents in the Cannock area: “We look forward to collaborating with St Giles on this important venture, and are grateful for financial support from the Cannock Partnership.”

The Bereavement Help Point is open to any adult who has lost someone, not just people already known to St Giles, and provides help and support for people who need it for as long as they need it.

“Our Bereavement Help Points provide free support for people who have lost someone and we are proud to say that people can get support within 48 hours if they need it,” said Director of Supportive Care Nikki Archer.

“We see it as a safety net for the community. Sometimes it just takes the opportunity to speak to someone who can empathise and understand.”

For more information contact the Supportive Care Admin Team on 01543 434536 or sct@stgileshospice.com.