Grief Encounters is a peer support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement.
Many LGBTQ people face a number of additional challenges when it comes to bereavement, in addition to universal experiences of grief, pain and sadness.
These can include:
- LGBTQ discrimination
- A failure to acknowledge our relationships
- Estrangement from our families
- Legal and financial issues
- Exclusion from discussions and decisions made by family members and health care professionals.
Grief Meets are our monthly informal meetings. The groups explore a particular theme each month, usually using a creative outlet, and are an opportunity to meet with others and explore our grief.
If you are interested in finding out more or attending this peer support group please get in touch with Jack and Emily, Switchboard’s BOLD (Bereavement, Older People and Dementia) project workers at [email protected]
Grief Encounters is made possible by funding from the Rainbow Fund.