Local Services & Activities


Bereavement Support Groups

Just Friends at St Clements Church (Parkstone)

A support group held for both carers and those who have lost loved ones on the 2nd Sunday of the month (recommencing Sept 2021) held in our church hall, St Clements Church Hall, 55 Kinson Avenue, Parkstone BH15 3PH from approx.3.30pm

The Church Office 01202 733390

Outlook Bereavement Support

Outlook Bereavement Support is a charity sponsored by Tapper Funeral Service, providing bereavement counselling and support across Dorset.  The sole aim is to help the recently bereaved come to terms with loss and find a way forward in life.

Outlook runs a programmes of events which includes social functions, support and friendship groups plus practical, education help forums.

There is no charge for membership of this group and anyone is free to join or leave as they wish.

For more information please call Michelle Jose on 01202 478887

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care (New Forest Area with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) is there to support you after the death of someone close via bereavement support.  One to one support is available on Thursdays 9.00 am – 3.00 pm at the local centre (Boscombe) or home visits can be arranged if appropriate.

For more information please leave a message on 01202 302000 – calls are all checked daily and returned as soon as possible (within three days). The service is free at source but donations are encouraged.  There is a waiting list usually of a few weeks.  Please note that Cruse is unable to deal with urgent situations.

There is more information on the national website: www.cruse.org.uk and there is a daily helpline: 0808 808 1677

The Leonardo Trust

The Leonardo Trust are also able to help recently bereaved CARERS who need support or a short break.
26 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2PG
Tel: 01202 698325
Email: info@leonardotrust.org
Website: www.leonardotrust.org

Bereavement Counsellors

My Life My Care Website – What you need to do after someone dies

Health Walks

BH Live Active have arranged three regular Health Walks which meet at
Kinson, Bournemouth and Boscombe.

More details here:

Poole Healthy Walks

A number of different walks are on offer across the Borough of Poole.

Walks are run from numerous locations and graded accordingly. All walks are led by experienced trained volunteer Walk Leaders and offer a great social opportunity to keep fit and have fun!

More details here: