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every bereavement is different

Bereavement can affect all aspects of a person’s wellbeing, disrupting even the simplest of day to day tasks and routines.Seeking support can be empowering at a time when you may feel at your most vulnerable.

space2grieve can provide a series of free, confidential, one-to-one support sessions with a highly trained, professional, caring volunteer.

We can offer bereavement support for anyone who lives in Richmond borough. That includes:

Barnes • Castlenau • East Sheen • East Twickenham • Fulwell • Ham • Hampton • Hampton Hill • Hampton Wick • Kew • Mortlake • North Sheen • Petersham • Richmond • St Margarets • Strawberry Hill • Teddington • Twickenham • Whitton

get in touch

You can get in touch by phone, email or our contact form. We will call you back within 24 hours (weekdays) to chat about how space2grieve could support you.

0751 937 6363

“a big thank you to the space2grieve team for providing a safe space to explore and make peace with the multitude of complex and confusing feelings that can follow a bereavement. i will always be grateful for the kindness, support and empathy i was shown during a sad and difficult time”

support for children and young people

space2grieve can support children and young people aged 3-18.

We have a team of volunteer bereavement support specialists who are specifically trained to support children and young people. All our volunteers hold an enhanced DBS check.

These one to one sessions usually take place at our friendly welcoming space at ETNA in East Twickenham. However, it is also possible for children to be seen at school –  if the school is within the Richmond borough – or remotely and occasionally, under special circumstances, at home.

Sessions are usually for short fixed-term periods. For example, a child might initially be offered:

  • 1 session to see how they feel about having support.
  • 3 more to see if they feel comfortable with the volunteer and ready to talk about their bereavement.
  • 8 further sessions to focus on their bereavement.

A child may choose to talk about their bereavement from the very first session. Alternatively, after their initial sessions, they may decide not to proceed to the bereavement support section at this time. It is important that this is respected. They can return at a later date.

Get in touch with us to talk about how we might be able to help.

parenting through grief

space2grieve’s Children and Young People’s Bereavement Support Service includes a free bespoke provision for parents of bereaved children, called ‘Parenting through Grief’.

After an initial telephone call to register for the service, parents are offered a 90-minute session at the ETNA Centre with an experienced specialist bereavement supporter. This is an opportunity to talk about how their child/young person is grieving and to be given information and advice.

Parents can also access our reference library of books for bereaved children to see if any might be helpful to their circumstances.

After this session, space2grieve may go on to place the child or young person onto the waiting list for their own free support as outlined above.

compassionate cuppa is a free drop in grief café providing support and connection

We are open to those who are bereaved, no matter when and no matter how. space2grieve volunteers will offer a warm welcome, but more importantly a safe place to share experiences with other bereaved people.

10.00-11.30 am every 3rd Tuesday of the month

ETNA Community Centre, TW1 2AR


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“it’s free, the people are lovely and I can keep in touch once a month over a coffee!”

your frequently asked questions

To help you find the support you need wherever you are, click here for some answers to your questions

emergency support

Please note that at space2grieve we are only able to read emails during office hours.

The Richmond Wellbeing website has advice on what to do in a mental health crisis.

And you can call The Samaritans for free any time, day or night on 116 123


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