Brentwood Bereaved Parents Support Group
The Brentwood Bereaved Parents Support Group started in June this year following a call from a lady whose children had died. Several families who we knew had lost children were contacted to establish if they too were interested in meeting others who had also lost children, in order that they would be able to share their experiences, and in doing so help and support one another.
Since the first meeting we have not publicised this group or actively sought any other parents to come along, however this small group feel that encouraging others to come along could benefit those who already attend together with any who may wish to join.
It must be emphasised that this is not a counselling group, however by the fact that everyday issues are being discussed and that topics are being suggested for discussion means that the support within the group is of immense importance.
There may be times during the sessions when you do not want to talk, or feel too sad to talk, when you may just sit and cry, there will be other times though when you feel like talking, laughing too. Everyone who attends will have the same bond and will understand, there is no pressure from anyone, simply the facility to share.
The group currently meets every first Monday of the month between 5.00pm and 7.00pm at Sawyers Hall Church, Sawyers Hall Lane in Brentwood. There is ample parking, and the church is just a few minutes walk from Brentwood High Street if you need to use public transport. The cost of the hall and refreshments is paid for by Bennetts Funeral Directors of Brentwood and Billericay who also attend to any administration costs.
If you are interested in coming along, or know someone who may be interested please call for more information and ask for Janet Botwright or Jane Bennett at Bennetts Funeral Directors on 01277 210654.
Bennetts Funeral Directors, Fern House, 120 High Street, Brentwood, CM14 4AS