Our care

If you're bereaved

We're here to offer bereavement support to the family and friends of patients who received care from St Barnabas House whether in the hospice or in their own homes.

We understand how difficult it is when someone you love dies. Everyone has their own individual way of navigating bereavement and so we offer different services to help you.

We offer individual bereavement counselling, counselling in groups and a bereavement art group to anyone who lives within the hospice catchment area. Our catchment area is: Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield. If you live further away we may be able to help find bereavement support local to you.

Our services are available to anyone grieving a loved one who received care from St Barnabas. To find out more, contact the Patient and Family Support Services team.

Visiting the chapel

Our hospice chapel is a quiet space for reflection and prayer, available for anyone to use. It provides a sanctuary for you to think, reflect, or light a candle of remembrance. No matter what your background or religious belief, everyone is welcome to come and use the space in a way that feels right to them.

Living with grief

There’s no handbook for grief, and no ‘one-size-fits-all’ way to grieve either. It affects everyone differently and you might also find you have some emotions you weren’t expecting – ones no-one warned you about. We’ve put together a few suggestions about how to cope with grief.

Make a lasting online tribute

Setting up an online tribute is a great way to remember someone you’ve lost in an accessible and permeant way. It’s easy to share with family and friends – no matter where they are in the world – and you can continue to add memories and photos for as long as you’d like.

Make a tribute

From our families:

Talking to a counsellor helped me to process everything that was happening. I found new ways of responding and it gave me other coping strategies that made life more manageable.

- Chrystabell, who's husband, Ted was a patient with us

Chrystabell’s story