Grief Journey Programme

The Grief Journey Programme was created by renowned author and grief counsellor Dr Bill Webster, and adapted by Wathall’s, to equip those who have suffered a bereavement with the tools, knowledge and fresh mindset to come to terms with grief and work towards their future.

The programme is free of charge and, over four weeks, we meet once a week for a two-hour session that covers how grief affects people, confronting emotions and loneliness.
We like to see the programme as a mid-ground between the 1:1 counselling and befriending groups, with it still being group support, but more intimate and directive than the groups.

2024 Daytime Programmes

2pm to 4pm at St. Peter’s in the City, St. Peter’s Street, Derby
June – Mondays: 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
November – Mondays: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

2024 Evening Programmes

6pm to 8pm at Derby Rugby Club, Haslam’s Lane, Derby
May – Wednesdays: 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
October – Mondays: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

Grief is an individual experience; each person’s grief is unique and personal. The Grief Journey sessions help you to explore the grief process and your own journey to help you cope with adjustments to life as it is now and in the future.

“It is difficult to explain the positive difference between myself now and the way I was feeling at the beginning of the programme. I do know there is still a way for me to go but I feel more able and equipped to now deal with the future.”

To participate in this course, attendance to all 4 sessions is required. Pre-booking is essential and you can do this by contacting our Bereavement Services Coordinator Fay Bloor on 01332 345268 or

Wathall’s also offer 1:1 counselling support, please visit our Counselling page for more details.

Bereavement Blog

Fay Bloor is our Bereavement Support Coordinator and a fully qualified counsellor. She has written a series of blogs about different aspects of bereavement which we hope you find interesting and of comfort as you move through your grief journey.

View the Blog

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