Support

Be More Ben Parents Coffee Morning

Dates for 2021:  16th July  |  13th August  |  17th September  |  15th October  |  12th November  |  10th December      from 10:30am – 12:30pm       LOCATION WILL BE CONFIRMED ON A MONTHLY BASIS DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

We run regular, informal coffee mornings for bereaved parents to meet with others who completely understand what losing a child is like. For this reason, we ask that only parents whose child (under 18) has died attend. Our venues are always child friendly and bereaved siblings are welcome. On occasions, we are joined by professionals working in bereavement and end of life care, counsellors or other professionals who can offer support through #bemoreben. Dates and venues may change so check our Facebook page for latest updates.

If you would like more information about our meetings or are interested in coming along, please contact sarah@bemoreben.org

Be More Ben Virtual Parents Meeting

Dates for 2021:  9th July  |  27th August  |  24th September  |  29th October  |  26th November  |  17th December      from 10:30am       via Zoom

Throughout lockdown our virtual coffee mornings proved popular and as a result we are continuing to run these alongside our face-to-face meetings to provide additional, regular support for parents. These sessions are run by one of our Be More Ben therapists and will offer various support strategies and advice each month as well as remaining a safe space to talk about your child with other bereaved parents.

If you would like more information about our meetings or to receive the zoom login in details, please contact sarah@bemoreben.org

Be More Ben Family Lunch

Dates for 2021: TBC

We found after Ben died that there was hardly any support available for grandparents and none for other family members, such as aunts and uncles. Not only does the extended family have to cope with their own loss, they often have to provide the majority of the support for parents and siblings. Our Sunday Lunches are friendly and informal and allow families to meet others in the same position so they can build support networks and friendships. Dates and venues may change so check our Facebook page for updates.

If you would like more information about our meetings or are interested in coming along, please contact sarah@bemoreben.org

Be More Ben Curry Club

Dates for 2021:  TBC

NEW for 2020, our Be More Ben Curry Club is a friendly and informal meeting for bereaved dads to meet up with other fathers whose child has died. We are aware there is very little ongoing support for families, in particular men which is why we are offering this opportunity to build support networks. The invitation is extended to other male family members (step-dads, grandfathers, uncles) who have also been affected by the death of the child. Dates and venues may change so check our Facebook page for updates.

If you would like more information about our meetings or are interested in coming along, please contact sarah@bemoreben.org

Ongoing Counselling

SESSIONS AVAILABLE

Consistency is so important when your life has been so full of change, which is why we offer ongoing counselling to parents whose child has died for as long as it’s needed. We work with a number of highly qualified counsellors who are experienced in working with bereavement and loss. Sessions are available by referral only and are offered at a mutually convenient time for both you and your counsellor either in person or virtually. We also have counsellors who are able to work with children to support bereaved siblings.

To receive a referral form or for more information, please contact sarah@bemoreben.org

Supporting Your Well-Being 

SESSIONS AVAILABLE

Grief can be all consuming. Additionally, if you have cared for your child while they are unwell, taking time for yourself is almost impossible. We are so pleased to work with Victoria Gazzard, an experienced complimentary therapist so we can offer bereaved parents the opportunity to take some time themselves to support their health and well-being. Your sessions are tailored to meet your needs and may include; Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Metamorphic Touch. Sessions are by referral only and are offered at a mutually convenient time at the beautiful Iwood Manor Lodge in Wrington. Sessions also available in Portishead.

To receive a referral form or for more information, please contact sarah@bemoreben.org

Be More Ben Care Boxes 

AVAILABLE

Our luxury care boxes are for newly bereaved parents and are full of things that Shane and Sarah received in the days, weeks and months after Ben died that helped them through the really tough days. If you are recently bereaved of a child under 18, or you know or work with someone who is, please contact us and we can arrange for a Care Box to be delivered.

To request a Care Box or for more information, please contact sarah@bemoreben.org