Somerset Bereavement network meeting 22/06 at 10.30

To attend please email Susan at or phone (01823)334906


We would like to invite you to our bereavement network meeting on the 22nd June at 10.30 – 1pm with a light lunch and networking until 1-30.

We are going to be covering disenfranchised grief and loss and ambiguous loss.

Disenfranchised grief is a term describing grief that is not acknowledged by society. Examples of events leading to disenfranchised grief are the death of a friend, the loss of a pet, a trauma in the family, suicide, addiction deaths, the loss of a home or place of residence particularly in the case of children, who generally have little or no control in such situations, and whose grief may not be taken seriously or understood by people.

Ambiguous loss is a loss that occurs without closure or understanding. This kind of loss leaves a person searching for answers, and thus complicates and delays the process of , and often results in unresolved grief. Some examples are infertility, termination of pregnancy, disappearance of a family member, death of an ex-spouse, a family member being physically alive but in a state of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

We would like to talk about this in relation to our job roles and how we deal with these issues ourselves.

The event will be at the Crispin centre in Street.,-2.7778507,13.5z/data=!4m8!2m7!3m6!1scar+parks+!2sCrispin+Hall,+85+High+St,+Street+BA16+0EZ!3s0x4872173f6367e1b1:0x1081c74926d6518a!4m2!1d-2.7403618!2d51.1263069

Link above is the car parking and location.
Please let me know if you would like to attend as numbers may become limited.

Also a reminder of our Suicide bereavement peer support group, 1st Thursday of every month at the MindTWS office in Taunton 44 Station Road TA1 1NS 01823 334906 for anyone that has been affected by a suicide.

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