Bereavement support group to open in more locations 

COFFEE and care bereavement groups offering free support to people are due to open in more locations.

The monthly groups, organised by Southern Co-op’s bereavement centre, offer people the chance to meet others who have lost a loved one.

Currently, they are held in Fareham as well as Farnborough, Bognor Regis and other areas. New groups will be starting soon in Portsmouth, Waterlooville and Havant.

Ingrid McAllister-Derry, bereavement centre manager and counsellor, said: ‘We created the support groups to be inclusive and available to everyone.

‘The group is intended to be relaxed and comfortable but with the opportunity to talk to a counsellor over coffee and cake.’ 

In Fareham, the group meets on the first Wednesday of every month between 1pm and 3pm at Community Action, West Street.