Local Services & Activities

Health Walks

BH Live Active have arranged three regular Health Walks which meet at
Kinson, Bournemouth and Boscombe.

More details here

Poole Healthy Walks

A number of different walks are on offer across the Borough of Poole.

Walks are run from numerous locations and graded accordingly. All walks are led by experienced trained volunteer Walk Leaders and offer a great social opportunity to keep fit and have fun!

More details here

Bereavement Support Groups

Just Friends at St Clements Church (Parkstone)

A group held on the 2nd Sunday of the month at St Clements Church, St Clements Road, Parkstone, BH15 3PD from 3.45 – 5.00 pm

Contact Marianne Crabb on 01202 064394

Outlook Bereavement Support

Outlook Bereavement Support is a charity sponsored by Tapper Funeral Service, providing bereavement counselling and support across Dorset.  The sole aim is to help the recently bereaved come to terms with loss and find a way forward in life.

Outlook runs a programmes of events which includes social functions, support and friendship groups plus practical, education help forums.

There is no charge for membership of this group and anyone is free to join or leave as they wish.

For more information please call Michelle Jose on 01202 478887 or contact John Taylor on 01202 338535

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care (New Forest Area with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) is there to support you after the death of someone close via bereavement support.  One to one support is available on Thursdays 9.00 am – 3.00 pm at the local centre (Boscombe) or home visits can be arranged if appropriate.

For more information please leave a message on 01202 302000 – calls are all checked daily and returned as soon as possible (within three days). The service is free at source but donations are encouraged.  There is a waiting list usually of a few weeks.  Please note that Cruse is unable to deal with urgent situations.

There is more information on the national website: www.cruse.org.uk and there is a daily helpline: 0844 4477 9400

The Leonardo Trust

The Leonardo Trust are also able to help recently bereaved CARERS who need support or a short break.
26 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2PG
Tel 01202 683382
Email: info@leonardotrust.org
Website: www.leonardotrust.org

Bereavement Counsellors

There is a directory of local bereavement counsellors on the My Life My Care website.

This information was provided by the Poole Well-being Collaborative Ltd – correct at August 2017
Contact: info@pwbcollborative.org.uk or telephone 01202 977 073
Other groups may exist.