Caris Islington Bereavement Service
The CARIS Bereavement Service helps children, young people and adults in Islington who are experiencing bereavement. We will help anyone in Islington who has been bereaved, regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, race, or sexuality, or whether the bereavement was recent or a long time ago. Our service is free and confidential. Counselling takes place in our premises in Tollington Park. There are stairs down to our office. If mobility is an issue we might be able to meet at the GP clinic or other location where and appropriate room can be assured.
If you would like our help ...
Phone our office on 020 7281 5200 and leave us a message. One of our senior counsellors will phone you back or write to you to offer you an appointment within a couple of weeks.
When you meet with the senior counsellor it will be a chance to talk about what has happened and to discuss whether the Bereavement Service will be able to help. This initial meeting puts you under no obligation to accept further visits unless you feel it would be helpful to you.
In an emergency you could try 999, the Samaritans or contact your GP.
This is a photo of the pathway down to our office in the annexe of St Mellitus Church.
Please click here for more information about grief or follow these links for related websites:
Bereavement support for adults
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
The Compassionate Friends
Bereavement support for children and young people
Childhood Bereavement Network
Mental health organisations
Royal College of Psychiatrists
If you would like to volunteer as a Bereavement Counsellor, please look on our volunteering page.
If you don’t live in Islington
If you don’t live in Islington, unfortunately we will not be able to offer you help.
Try Cruse (bereavement counselling for adults) or Childhood Bereavement Network (bereavement counselling for children and young people).
The Bereavement Service Staff
The Bereavement Service is run by the Manager Chrystelle Heldire. The Senior Counsellors for the adult service are Philomena Ovenden, Helene Baker and Elizabeth Kovacs. The Senior Counsellors for the children's and young people's service are Laura Fulcher and Taj Chana. They are all BACP accredited counsellors.