What we once enjoyed and

deeply loved we never lose,

for all that we love deeply

becomes a part of us.

Helen Keller

What is Bereavement?

It is the experience of losing someone important to us and is characterised by grief and the range of emotions we go through as we gradually adjust to the loss.

Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating – whether it is a partner, family member or friend and it is natural to go through a whole range of emotions such as denial, pain, anger, depression and finally acceptance and hope as we gradually come to terms with the loss.

Most of us will experience this at some point in our lives; how we manage our loss is different for every individual and there is no right or wrong way to feel.

Bereavement Support Group

The idea of our Bereavement Support Group at Blackfen Community Library is as a source of support for people who have experienced the pain of grief and loss and to help reduce the isolation that can be caused by bereavement.
It is an opportunity for people to meet others in similar circumstances and to realise that they are not alone in their experiences, to build confidence and to make new friendships. It is an ongoing group so that people can attend whenever they want to, and stop attending when they no longer feel the need for this type of support. You can chat and share your feelings and experiences if you wish or simply enjoy a cup of tea and listen to others and relax, feeling secure in the company of others who are also grieving.
The group will be run by Suzanne from P.L. Mulligan and Chris, one of our volunteers, who are caring and compassionate and  will make sure that everybody feels welcome and at ease.

Come and join us on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month 2-3pm or email hello@blackfencommunitylibrary.org for more details.

@hello_blackfen

@helloblackfen

@helloblackfen

This message is only visible to admins.
Problem displaying Facebook posts. Backup cache in use.
Click to show error
Error: Error validating access token: The session has been invalidated because the user changed their password or Facebook has changed the session for security reasons. Type: OAuthException

1 month ago

Blackfen Community Library ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
CONGRATULATIONS to our winners of the colouring competition!! Thank you to everyone who took part, it was great to see so many beautiful pictures ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Look at all these amazing puzzles that have kindly been donated to us for our puzzle library! Remember if you would like to borrow a puzzle drop by on a Tuesday or Thursday. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Wow what a year! After a year of loss, let's take a moment to lament - a passionate expression of sorrow.Allow ourselves a moment to acknowledge the sadness and pain this year has brought us all.After a year of lockdown, as we follow the road map to open up again and reconnect together, there will be lessons we have learnt. There are things we have missed. Like children, we will take hold of those things again with wide eyed wonder. As we seek to find purpose in the events of this last year we can remember how thankful we are for each other and for our community. Why not take a moment to thank an individual, a group, organisation or business who have helped you in this last year? ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Get in Touch
020 8301 1433

hello@blackfencommunitylibrary.org

7–9 Blackfen Parade, Blackfen, DA15 9LU

Newsletter Sign Up
Social Media
Feedback