Bereavement Support

No matter how, or how long you’ve been grieving, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Providing Bereavement Support

You may be facing a future that you never expected, but please remember that you do not have to deal with this on your own, we are here to help. 

You do not have to face your loss alone. We are one of a number of organisations who are available to help you when the worst happens and you lose someone you love unexpectedly. We can provide support face to face or by phone, email or text whether that is professional counselling or therapy, someone to listen who will understand or practical support and advice.

At the DPJ Foundation, we can provide pro-active support to farmers.

Talking To Us About Grief

Call our 24 hour confidential helpline to talk to one of our volunteers who can be there to listen or can set you up with a grief counsellor.  Or if talking on the phone just isn’t your thing then drop us a text message and we can chat with you via text or call you back.

Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends. You should be reassured that calls are confidential and you are unlikely to know the person at the end of the phone, but they will understand farming problems.  During talking therapy, a trained counsellor or therapist listens to you and helps you with your bereavement. The therapist will give you time to talk, cry, shout or just think.

It’s an opportunity to look at dealing with your grief in a different way, with someone who’ll respect your bereavement and your grieving process.

Bereavement Counselling

Our 24/7 confidential counselling referral service specifically for those in agriculture, ‘Share The Load’, guarantees that those who call, will be contacted within 48 hours by a counsellor and seen within a week. We offer outreach counselling (on the farm) online, telephone or face to face in a location off-farm.

We have both English and Welsh speaking counsellors available to you.

 

Why Choose Grief & Bereavement Counselling

We have over 30 Samaritans trained volunteers across Wales who answer calls and texts to the Share the Load line and we can provide the number of sessions with our professional counsellors needed for individuals to get the full benefit from our service.  Many people question why talking to someone would help, but here are some of the reasons counselling can help you:

  • Giving you tools you can use right away
  • Resolve communication issues around a bereavement
  • Change limiting beliefs
  • Feel hopeful about the future & manage any change in your identity
  • Deal with unhealthy coping strategies
  • Gain insight into patterns & deeper understanding of your grief
  • Learn effective communication skills
  • Make needed changes in your life

Our counsellors will see you in a local town, in your own home or on the farm, a telephone appointment or via a video call. We have English and Welsh-speaking counsellors across Wales.

All our counsellors are registered with a professional body and are bound by a strict code of ethics.  This includes strict confidentiality.  You can be assured that from your first call or text to us, what you discuss will be treated in confidence and nobody in your community will know from us that you are accessing our support.

In addition to counselling, we also have some other therapies available such as EMDR, music therapy and movement therapy if talking really isn’t for you or has not worked.

Reach out for grief & bereavement support today

You are not alone