Bereavement Support

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Death is the most painful parting which humans experience. The death of a loved one, a friend or a colleague can occur at any time: it may be something for which people are prepared or it may be very sudden. As a student at the University, or a member of the staff community, bereavement can create acute short-term pressures and with it the need for support over a longer term.

As a Chaplaincy Team we are aware that everyone reacts differently to death. Some people want space to be on their own. Others need to be with friends. Many will want to seek outside support. The University has a range of services which may help in coping with bereavement, among these members of our team. We currently have Chaplains from Christian, Jewish, Sikh, Humanist and Muslim traditions along with contact details of several representatives of other faith communities.

If you, or someone you know, have recently lost a relative, friend or colleague and would like to speak to a member of the Chaplaincy Team you can contact: