Bereavement Support



The death of someone you love is one of life’s most difficult experiences. The bereaved struggle with many intense and frightening emotions and often feel isolated and alone in their grief, and may sometimes need guidance through the grieving process.

There is no set timetable for grieving. People are very different and deal with the grieving process in very different ways, and often at very different times – for some people, the process does not even begin for sometimes months or even years following the death of their loved one.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief does not always unfold in the way we normally expect it. It can be an emotional rollercoaster, with unpredictable highs and lows. Everyone grieves differently and feelings of guilt, anger, despair and fear are common.

Rosedale now runs Bereavement Support Groups through all of their branches, offering support to those who have been bereaved, no matter how long ago and whether or not they came to Rosedale for their funeral arrangements.

The groups are small in number and held at intervals throughout the year and are overseen by a qualified facilitator, supported by a member of Rosedale staff.

We discuss many issues and concerns common to bereaved people, including:

  • What to make of the anger and guilt experienced in grief
  • How to manage birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and other special occasions
  • How to deal with the unfair expectations of other people
  • Where to look for people you can trust to help you
  • Where to go for additional support if you need it

The groups normally run for eight weeks and are completely free of charge.

The venues for the Bereavement Support Groups are:

Rosedale Funeral Home in Attleborough

The Friend’s Meeting House, Beccles

All Hallows Hospital Day Care Centre, Ditchingham

Rosedale Funeral Home in Diss

Town Green Centre, Back Lane, Wymondham

The Stable Room at the Angel Hotel, Halesworth

If you would like to join the group, but are unsure, we will arrange for someone to meet you outside and enter with you.

For more information please contact :

Mark Hall at Rosedale Funeral Home, Yard House, High Street, Attleborough, call him on 01953 452538 or email him on

Lucy Coote at Rosedale Funeral Home, Cross Keys House, 22 Hungate, Beccles, call her on 01502 714445 or email her on

Chloe Middleton at Rosedale Funeral Home, 12a Upper Olland Street, Bungay, call her on 01986 892790 or email her on

Kerry Welch at Rosedale Funeral Home, 63 Victoria Road, Diss, call on 01379 640810 or email

Rachel Chadbon at Rosedale Funeral Home, Arcadia House, Market Place, Halesworth, call her on 875588 or email

Pippa Hardie at Rosedale Funeral Home, 16 Middleton Street, Wymondham, call on 01953 601103 or email


Available Dates

08-01-2019 - Diss 08-01-2019 - Wymondham 31-01-2019 - Beccles 31-01-2019 - Halesworth 28-01-2019 - Bungay