Support Groups

>Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?

Come and meet others on a similar journey in a safe supportive space near you.

No need to book, just turn up.

At ellenor, our main goal is to offer a variety of bereavement support options to help the loved ones of our patients process their grief and ensure they have a hand to hold during a very difficult time.


Bereavement support

The death of HM Queen Elizabeth II who was such a beloved and remarkable public figure may evoke a range of unexpected emotions, perhaps reminding you of the life and death of a loved one or your own feelings towards on death.

Grieving is a personal and individual experience and no one quite knows how a bereavement will affect them, but we are here to support you and to help you find a way forward.

We know that for many of us, talking is a way of understanding and coping with bereavement. ellenor will be hosting free drop-in bereavement support sessions’ for anyone in the community on the following dates;

  • Saturday 17th September from 10:00-14:00 at The Link, Swanley, BR8 7AE
  • Sunday 18th September from 10:00-14:00 at ellenor, Coldharbour Rd, DA11 9HQ
  • Saturday 24th September from 10:00-14:00 at ellenor, Coldharbour Rd, DA11 9HQ
  • Sunday 25th September from10:00-14:00 at ellenor, Coldharbour Rd, DA11 9HQ

Remembrance book

If you live local to the hospice, a remembrance book will be available at the hospice for those who would like to drop in and leave a message or light a candle.


Bereavement Cuppa


Coldharbour Road, Gravesend, DA11 7HQ
Every Thursday from 7pm - 9pm

Swanley Link
London Road, BR8 7AE
Third Saturday of every month from 10am - 12pm

Glentworth Ex-Service Club
154 Lowfield Street, Dartford, DA1 1JB
Every Thursday from 10am - 12pm

Walk and Talk Group

This bereavement support group will give you a chance to meet new people, see familiar faces and enjoy a brisk walk and hot drink with newly-made friends.

Where: starting at ellenor, Coldharbour Road, Gravesend, DA11 7HQ

When: 1st Monday and 3rd Thursday of the month
Meet at 9.45am for 10am set-off.

Walk is approximately 5.3 miles with a break at Jeskyns' Café.

If it is raining, the group will still meet for a drink and a chat at Café Verde (inside ellenor hospice).


You don’t need to book.

If you would like to find out about other bereavement services we offer,

please speak to our Wellbeing Team on 01474 320007