Butterflies Bereavement Support was founded by a group of people who had experienced bereavement and loss and who have used their skills and experience to ensure that all people have full access to a specialist bereavement support network at the time of need for their family and friends. 

The community Bereavement Support services has grown over the past  three and a half years through the dedication of volunteers and by responding to the ongoing requests for support that we have received from all ages across a very diverse community. 

All of our volunteers have been officially checked in line with Home Office Requirements and have Enhanced DBS checks. These are reviewed regularly.  They also undergo training and access to additional training and supervision.

We are organisational members of

  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • The National Counselling Society

  • The National Suicide Alliance

We are also members of:

  • Dying Matters

  • The Grief Trust

  • The Commission for Social Justice

  • ReThink 

  • The National Bereavement Alliance

All of our services, groups and activities are open to the whole community on an equal basis

We are a community united in grief and a community that transforms life.