Support Groups

We offer a number of support groups both out in the community and in our Hospice.

Buddy Schememale bereavement group

The Buddy Scheme is a volunteer led service offering tailored support to local carers who may be socially isolated, lonely, low in confidence or who are recently bereaved. From enjoying a cup of coffee to helping with household tasks or attending appointments, our DBS checked Buddies can provide a helping hand when it's most needed.


Download the Buddy Scheme booklet. For more information call 01708 753319 extn 2362



Friendly Faces

A social group providing a safe and friendly male bereavement groupenvironment for people who have been bereaved, to meet and socialise together.


Venue: Pemberton Place at the Hospice

Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm

When: last Saturday of the month


Please call if you have any questions at all - 01708 758649


Men's Den

Are you a man who is caring for someone? male bereavement group

Do you feel socially isolated and do not have time for yourself. Men's Den can provide practical support for men who care by providing social opportunities, friendship and advice.

Venue: Pemberton Place at the Hospice

Time: 11.30am-1pm followed by lunch

When: last Saturday of the month


Phone for more information on 01708 758649


Tea & Talk at Toby's

Tea & Talk at Toby's is a support group for people affected male bereavement groupby cancer. We have two groups - one in Brentwood and one in Redbridge. Both groups are hosted at, and kindly supported by, Toby Carvery restaurants.


A practical and informative group, we invite people and those close to them, to join us. Life-limiting illnesses include cancer, dementia, pulmonary disease, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and chronic renal failure.



Venue: Toby Carvery, Shenfield Common, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM15 8DZ

Time: 10am-12pm

When: first Monday of each month (excluding bank holidays)


Dates for 2020:

  • 6th January
  • 3rd February
  • 2nd March
  • 6th April
  • 4th May
  • 1st June
  • 6th July
  • 3rd August
  • 7th September
  • 5th October
  • 2nd November
  • 7th December


Venue: Toby Carvery, 1 Southend Rd, Woodford, Ilford IG8 8LG

Time: 10am-12pm

When: second Monday of each month (excluding bank holidays)


Dates for 2020:

  • 13th January
  • 10th February
  • 9th March
  • 11th May
  • 8th June
  • 13th July
  • 10th August
  • 14th September
  • 12th October
  • 9th November
  • 14th December - with Christmas lunch


For more information please call 01708 758649 or email