East Yorkshire support group invited to join Selby's Friendship Friday meeting
An East Yorkshire loss support group is to hold its next event in Selby on 4th October.
Talking about Loss has been invited join the established Friendship Friday group that provides companionship for people of any age who feel lonely and isolated through bereavement, divorce, age or mobility.
Talking about Loss was set up in June by Shiptonthorpe farmer's daughter, Jacqui Gunn following the death of her father last year. She was inspired to use the legacy that her father, Christopher Munby left her to set up a peer led support group for people to talk about loss and will join the ‘Friendship Friday' group in Selby between 11am and 3pm on 4th October.
"Talking about Loss is a warm, friendly, supportive peer led meet up group for people to talk freely about loss and enjoy regular activities together, explains Mrs Gunn.
"We have all experienced loss. Whether you have lost a parent, sibling, child, partner or a pet, having someone to talk to who knows what you're going through is a great comfort. I want Talking about Loss to help ease the isolation and fear surrounding death and to provide a safe environment for people to share their experiences in the hope of helping both themselves and others."
Mrs Gunn will be joined by trained counsellor Kathy Collinson and a team of ladies who will be doing activities with the group: Emily Annetts doing manicures, Jayne Fisher making corsages, Andrea Seaman doing massage and Jayne Berry sewing and clothing alterations.
"The worst thing that you can say to someone who is grieving is nothing, so please do come along and join us on 4th October. If you can't make it, keep an eye on our website and facebook page for details of forthcoming events and workshops." She concludes.
Friendship Friday with Talking about Loss takes place at Community House on Portholme Road in Selby. There's no need to book and the cost is £3 including refreshments.
For more information, visit www.talkingaboutloss.co.uk