Continuing support is available to bereaved relatives and friends of patients previously known to the team at Oakhaven Hospice.
A variety of support is available including:
- Individual support/counselling from one of our counsellors or trained volunteers.
- The bereavement coffee morning and afternoon tea which are held monthly
- Small group work. These groups are run at different times throughout the year
Other members of the team may be involved in supporting you during bereavement:
The chaplain is also available to support people in bereavement and can offer spiritual care, prayer or communion
Bereaved relatives and friends are able to access the service if they wish. Complementary therapy sometimes helps individuals who are bereaved by offering space for themselves. There are a range of treatment options which may help with insomnia, anxiety and stress.
The All Souls Service is held annually at St Thomas Church, Lymington on the nearest Sunday to all souls day. As Oakhaven lies in the parish of St Thomas they include all of our patients who have died during the year. Each name is read out in turn and a candle lit for each. We invite all relatives to join with us and attend this poignant service.
Light up a Life
The annual Light up a Life services are held on the first Tuesday in December at St Thomas Church in Lymington. There are two services one in the afternoon and the other in the evening. Both are very special services of dedication and thanksgiving as we remember loved ones and absent friends. After the evening service the congregation make a candle lit procession along the High Street to the forecourt of Moore Blatch for the ceremonial switching on of the lights on the Tree of Remembrance where they also enjoy mulled wine and mince pies.