We are a local, independent charity, formed in 1989 as the Havant Area Bereavement Group. The idea for the group came about as there was no provision for bereavement support in the area. Our founders were working in the social services sector and were struggling to offer advice to those in need, so they set up the group to meet the needs of the community.
In 2002 we were awarded the prestigious Queen's Golden Jubilee Award for Services to the Community.
We have been supported by a number of funding organisations and these contributions have helped us train and support our volunteers in this valuable work.
The Bereavement Counselling Charity provides support across the following areas: Denmead, East Hampshire, Emsworth, Havant, Hayling Island, North Portsmouth and Waterlooville.
Our qualified counsellors undergo our bereavement training and adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines.