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The Dove Service

The Dove Service is the only grief support charity in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire, providing services to people from the age of 4+ who are experiencing issues relating to bereavement, loss or life-changing illness.  We offer specialist counselling, befriending groups, emergency response training and awareness raising.

We offer counselling and other support to people of all ages who have experienced a bereavement, significant loss, or life changing or limiting illness.  We also work with people who are trying to cope with anticipatory grief, i.e. you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. We recognise that bereavement impacts everyone differently, and that some bereavements can feel a lot harder to talk about than others, such as those associated with suicide, or a traumatic incident.  We also know that the impact of bereavement isn’t always immediate, sometimes people start to struggle months or even years down the line, or just feel very stuck in their grief when it feels as though everyone else has moved on. Accessing counselling can help you to make sense of what you are experiencing, regaining a sense of control, express your emotions, and empower you to make the changes you want to see in your life.

Adults in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire can access our free counselling through the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Wellbeing Service by calling 0300 303 0923.  We also provide self-funded counselling and support, please contact us for further information.

Dove Buddies is our social/friendship group for adults who have experienced bereavement and who may be struggling with social connections, loneliness and isolation.  The aim of Dove Buddies is to forge those connections and organise activities that will engage group members, encouraging socialisation and re-engagement.  We run Dove Buddies groups across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and Cheshire, please contact our office for further details.

If you are interested in support for CYP, training, awareness raising or emergency support please contact our office.

Contact Information
Dudson Centre, Hope St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5DD
Opening Hours
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