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Adult Services
& Group Support

How we can help

We offer counselling and other support to people of all ages who have experienced a bereavement, significant loss, or life changing or limiting illness.  We also work with people who are trying to cope with anticipatory grief, i.e. you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. We recognise that bereavement impacts everyone differently, and that some bereavements can feel a lot harder to talk about than others, such as those associated with suicide, or a traumatic incident.  We also know that the impact of bereavement isn’t always immediate, sometimes people start to struggle months or even years down the line, or just feel very stuck in their grief when it feels as though everyone else has moved on.

Accessing counselling can help you to make sense of what you are experiencing, regaining a sense of control, express your emotions, and empower you to make the changes you want to see in your life.

Our Locations

How do I refer?

Please ring the office on 01782 683155, a member of staff will be able to talk to you about our referral process and send you more information.

If we are unable to organise a face-to-face appointment in your area for whatever reason, you can always make use of our telephone counselling service.

  • Each Counselling session costs the charity £45.00
  • In some areas the local CCG part-fund this charge.
  • In this case we would simply invite you to make a contribution each session to help us to maintain and enhance the quality of our service delivery.
  • If the CCG does not part-fund the counselling in your area sessions you will be charged for the sessions.
  • To find out more information in relation to the costs for where you live please call our Head Office on
    01782 683155.

Leaflets and Resources

Please download our leaflets here:

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Grief Allowed (PDF)            Allow Grief  (PDF)

Bereavement Support Groups

We recognise that not everyone who experiences a bereavement or loss needs specialist counselling in order to be able to feel like themselves again, and because of that we have started to offer support groups where you can meet other people in a similar position to yourself and learn some skills to help you to cope with your own circumstances.

To find out if there are bereavement support groups in your area please follow the link or call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE** Following Government advice around the COVID-19 outbreak, our Bereavement Support Drop-in group held at our Head Office on Wednesday mornings, has now been POSTPONED until further notice.  We will update this page with further updates accordingly.

Our Locations

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Dove Buddies – Social/Friendship Groups

Dove Buddies is our social/friendship group for adults who have experienced bereavement and who may be struggling with social connections, loneliness and isolation.  The aim of Dove Buddies is to forge those connections and organise activities that will engage group members, encouraging socialisation and re-engagement.

We organise quizzes, taster exercise classes, talks from local groups, plus visits to local attractions and places of interest.  We now run four Dove Buddies groups within Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and Cheshire – see below for details of venues

** IMPORTANT NOTICE** Following Government advice around the COVID-19 outbreak, we regret to advise that ALL of our Dove Buddies groups have now been POSTPONED until further notice.  We will update this page with further updates accordingly.

Dove Buddies – Stoke-on-Trent

Drop-in social/friendship group for bereaved adults
Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/biscuits)
Suggested donation of £1 to the Dove Service

Venue:  M&S Community Room, Wolstanton S-O-T ST5 0AP (located on the First Floor, lift access & available)
Time: All groups meet from 10.30am to 12.00pm

Tues 17th March 2020
‘Mindfulness’ with Rainbow Therapy
Tues 21st April 2020
Join us for a cuppa and a chat!
Tues 19th May 2020
‘Lifelong Learning’ talk with Karen Tunnicliffe (Stoke Adult Learning)
Tues 16th June 2020
‘Summer Quiz’ with cold refreshments

For more info. call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155

Dove Buddies – Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent

Come along to our NEW Dove Buddies group at Blurton – this group will run every 4th Friday of the month:

Friday 27th March 2020
Blurton Community Hub – Ingestre Square, Finstock Ave, Blurton ST3 3JT 

10.30am to 12.00pm
Come along to our NEW group for a cuppa and a chat
Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/biscuits) – £1 donation to TDS

For more info. call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155

Dove Buddies – Stone, Staffordshire

Our STONE group will meet up every SECOND Friday of the month :

Forthcoming dates:
13th March 2020
11th April 2020
8th May 2020
VENUE:
St Michael’s Community Hall
Lichfield Street, Stone  ST15 8BB

Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
£1.00 donation per person for refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits)

For more info. call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155

Dove Buddies – Congleton

Our Dove Buddies group for adults runs in CONGLETON at the venue below.

This group meets up every FORTNIGHT, on the SECOND and FOURTH Wednesday of each month.

Congleton United Reformed Church
Antrobus Street, Congleton  CW12 1HE

Time – 10.00am to 11.30am
£1 donation per person for refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits)

For more info. call us on our Head Office number 01782 683155

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