Monthly Support Groups

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No one should have to navigate the death of a child alone

The Bodie Hodges Foundation is dedicated to supporting families through their grief and helping them find hope for the future.

Our peer support groups are here to provide a safe place and for families who have experienced the death of a child. Explore your feelings in a safe and supportive environment and find hope with others who understand.

Chips and a Chat

Men are labelled as not wanting to talk about emotions but if you provide the right platform its incredible how much people open up.

The group meets each month to enjoy a social activity such as pool, shuffleboard, virtual golf, darts, or a walk. To The group meet and enjoy a social activity such as pool, shuffleboard, virtual golf, darts, or a walk.

There is no pressure to talk or share as sometimes just listening to others going through the same can be enough. The group is led by George one of our Family Bereavement Practitioners. For more information, please email us.

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Creative Grief Workshop for Mum's

Grief is a personal experience that’s often unique and intimate. What brings comfort to you in a time of grieving may differ from what helps someone else. 

Creating or connecting with art can be a healing experience for some people.  This group is for bereaved mums of children of any age and those newly bereaved and those further along. Meet monthly with other bereaved mums to be creative, chat and learn new skills.

There are 12 places each month for you to join us with sessions hosted by Julia Smith at The Drawing room, Hinckley, LE10 1DY. You do not need to be an artist or be creative as Julia will demonstrate the techniques and provide all the equipment.

You do not need to commit to all the dates we just ask you to book on the week you are coming so that we are aware of numbers. For more information, please email us.

Together Project

Our #TogetherProject is aimed at 11-16-year-olds living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who have been bereaved of a sibling.

The groups meet up over 10 weeks with other young people and advocates with a lived experience. Join us for activities that support a sibling’s grief journey plus a variety of fun activities including sports, drama, arts, film, fun and pizza nights!

Our next group is starting in November 2023 please complete this form if you would like to attend. 

People paining memory bags