Bereavement Support

When the shiva is over Leeds Jewish Welfare Board is here to support you with the next step.

 

Our Grief Recovery Specialists recognise that grief is the normal and natural reaction brought about by the death of someone important in your life.  Our experienced and trained staff are able to facilitate grief recovery sessions.  You will be guided through the actions necessary to recover from grief over eight sessions, using the Grief Recovery Method.  This is a powerful, dynamic, confidential and accessible programme for anyone willing to take the necessary actions to help themselves – sessions can be arranged on an individual or group basis.

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“LJWBs grief recovery counselling helped me address and come to terms with something I had never dealt with properly.  The counsellor was professional and showed empathy.  Thank you so much.” George

Many bereaved people can feel lonely and become socially isolated and at LJWB we recognise that socialisation is a key component to supporting your recovery.    LJWB can offer you the opportunity to get out, meet people, learn a new skill or just try something different.  We have a full timetable with a large and varied choice of activities, courses and classes, suitable for all.  To view our timetable see our website, pop into the MAZCC for a copy or give us a call.

We realise that not everyone can easily access our services.  We offer a safe and reliable transport service to bring people who would otherwise be unable, to and from our Community Centre.  The service is a lifeline for many who would otherwise have limited contact with those outside their own home. Once at the community centre, people can access additional and familiar support to take part in a wide variety of classes, courses and activities, meet new people and have a hot Kosher meal or a snack in the café.   If you feel you would benefit from attending the Community Centre but need some extra support, please call us on 0113 2684211.

Our support workers are able to offer 1:1 support to help people feel more positive about their situation.  We offer 1:1 bereavement support for adults and children, as well as assistance to socialise,  help with telephone calls, letters, attending appointments and signposting to other services which may help. 

Loss and bereavement is an important risk factor for increased mental health needs.

We can provide practical and emotional support and guide you through accessing services to

aid your recovery.  With regular contact from our team we are able to monitor wellbeing and support recovery.

Giving to others by volunteering can help you on your journey of recovery. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. Volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your day. Giving in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness. We have a range of volunteering roles on offer from administration to befriending and so much more.  To find out more please contact our volunteering team on 0113 2684211.

For further information on any of the above services, please contact our Community Support Services Team on
0113 2684211  or e.mail CSSTeam@ljwb.co.uk