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Bereavement Support Volunteers Training


Bradford Bereavement Support is pleased to announce the start of training today for our first intake of nine Bereavement Support Volunteers. 


We're sure you will enjoy your training, look forward to you joining the BBS team and providing a much needed service to the people of Bradford.


Good Luck



Practical Bereavement Support


Bradford Bereavement Support is piloting a brand new service that will be available from April 2018. The new service will provide clients with a range of practical help other than counselling that have been identified has missing from the services currently offered.

BCB Radio Today - 30/1/18 12 till 1pm



Could You Help Bereaved People?


Bradford Bereavement Support is piloting a brand new service and needs volunteers to befriend bereaved people. You don't need any previous experience, just good communication and listening skills, empathy, flexibility and sense of humour.

Help others by:


  • Offering companionship and a listening ear
  • Provide emotional support
  • Accompanying people to medical appointments, the library or on a local outing
  • Directing people to important services

What commitment do you need to give?


  • You need to attend induction training
  • You must be able to offer 5-6 hours of your time per month


We ask for a minimum commitment of 12 months 

What do you get in return?


  • New skills and experience
  • Ongoing training
  • Supervision and support
  • A reference after 6 months
  • Travel expenses paid


Please read the further information below, complete the application / Equal Opportunities forms and return to us -


By E-Mail to -


By Post to - Bereavement Support Volunteer

                         Bradford Bereavement Support,

                         Albion Mills,

                         Albion Road,



                         BD10 9TQ

BBS Bereavement Support Volunteer - Further Information
Bradford Bereavement Support Volunteers.[...]
Microsoft Word document [13.9 KB]
BBS Bereavement Support Volunteer Application Form
Microsoft Word document [86.0 KB]
BBS Equal Opportunities Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [56.3 KB]



You are warmly invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bradford Bereavement Support which will be held at 18:30 on Thursday 9th November 2017.


 Small Conference Room 1st Floor, Albion Mills, Albion Road, Greengates, BD10 9TQ

Death Cafe - World Peace Cafe Keighley -Wednesday 22/11/17

BBS  Donation to St.Gemma's Hospice

A big thank you to everyone that contributed to our collection in memory of our colleague Gerard Walsh. 

£50 was donated to St.Gemma's Hospice to help in their work caring for local people with incurable illnesses - Thank You


We're pleased to announce that BBS are now recruiting for volunteer counsellors and we invite any interested individuals to submit an application.


BBS is currently offering around 40 hours of free high quality CPD a year to its counsellors, in addition to the many other benefits of volunteering for the organisation.


Please note that we currently only accept fully qualified counsellors or current diploma level students.


Candidates must also be available to complete our Bereavement, Grief & Loss Course which will take place over four days (28th & 29/10/17 and 4th & 5th/11/17 at Albion Mills).


Application forms available below

BBS Application Form 2017
Microsoft Word document [155.6 KB]

Sad News - 3/5/17

It’s with sad regret that we have to inform you that Gerard Walsh passed away on Sunday 30/4/17.


Gerard had over twenty five years of counselling experience and spent twelve years with BBS as a Group Supervisor and delivering our Grief & Loss Course.


His wisdom and guidance helped to shape BBS.


Gerards funeral will take place at 12:00 noon on Friday the 12/5/17 at Lawnswood Cemetery, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 6AH


We are looking to send a BBS floral tribute and invite anyone wishing to contribute to do so by contacting us directly

at the office.

BBS is hoping to hold 6 Death Cafes during 2017. These will be at various locations around the Bradford District and aim 'to  increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. You can expect a cup of Tea or Coffee, some cake and a chance to chat and discuss any aspect of Death & Dying. Don't feel any pressure, just come along, meet some new friends and have a chat.

Death Cafe....Keighley

Death Cafe....Bingley

Death Cafe....Idle

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