Loss and Bereavement Support

Bereavement support is important when dealing with loss. AB Walker recognises this. Our support extends beyond the funeral to help those experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one.

Grief is a natural reaction

Grief is a natural reaction to loss and affects everyone differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Feelings may include anger, anxiety, helplessness, relief, sadness and guilt. There is no set timetable for starting to adjust to a loss. For some, it can take weeks or months. For others longer. Try to be patient with yourself. Losing a loved one can be one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Our aftercare support has been designed to provide you with support to help you overcome the challenges and uncertainty that often arise during this difficult time. Whilst we can’t promise to make things better, we do try to make them easier to deal with.

Self-care whilst grieving

Your own wellbeing and looking after yourself whilst you are grieving is important to help you adjust to life without a loved one. Be kind to your body and mind. This includes:

  • Spending time with others
  • Eating healthily
  • Staying active
  • Listening to your body
  • Sleeping well
  • Lowering your expectations of yourself
  • Doing familiar things
  • Pampering yourself
  • Keeping a journal

It also includes continuing bonds – learning to have a new relationship with the person you have lost. This might be by talking to or writing letters to them, imagining the advice they would give you or talking about them to others.

Our bereavement support services

Memorial service in a church.

Annual service of remembrance

AB Walker organises a service of remembrance every year to encourage everyone to share this time to reflect on loved ones that have passed. All religions and those non-religious are welcome to attend the service, which is usually held in the spring. Details will be shared on our website and social channels.


This live instant chat service allows you to talk directly to a specially trained bereavement counsellor online about your bereavement experiences and how they affect your life. It is a free service for anyone that has experienced loss and is available from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 9 pm (excluding bank holidays). Just click on the Griefchat box.

Practical support

Helping you with the practical aspects of a passing of a loved one. Whether you are dealing with house clearance or would like help with notifying organisations of the passing, AB Walker are on hand to share information and contacts of businesses that can help.

You can contact us 24/7

Email or call us with your questions, queries and requirements. For urgent assistance, call us on 0118 957 3650 24 hours a day, seven days a week.