Bereavement support from Coop Funeral Directors in Essex

Please note: our Bereavement services are being impacted by restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 Pandemic and are currently suspended.

Bereavement support from Co-op Funeral Directors

We’re here to help and support you

Group support

The death of a family member or friend can be one of the most traumatic experiences you’ll go through in life, and many people find it hard to come to terms with such a loss. Many people find grief hits particularly hard once the funeral is over, and can feel cut off from the world when they feel it is carrying on as normal around them. You don’t have to go through this alone.

We offer a selection of support groups across Essex, on different days – including weekends – which are all free to anyone who feels they need extra help (they are not just available to our own clients). These informal groups will not provide counselling. However, those there will have been through a similar situation and are available to chat, listen, or just sit with you.

Attending your first meeting can be daunting, so feel free to contact your local branch via the forms on this website and ask any questions you have.

One-to-one advice

We also offer a fully-qualified Counsellor to those wanting additional one-to-one support, who can provide a course of 6 sessions free of charge. For more information, please contact Kari at our Braintree Clare Road branch.

Group sessions


Every Tuesday, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Christ Church, London Road, CM7 2LD


1st, 2nd, 4th Thursday of each month, 10.30am-12.30pm
The Link, Trinity Methodist Church, CM1 2XB

Private suite, Chelmsford Library, 9am-11am (Saturdays)


1st Wednesday of every month, 2pm – 4pm
Within the Danbury funeral branch


1st Tuesday of the month, 10am-12pm
Parish Room, Stock Lane.


1st Thursday of every month, 2pm
Writtle Christian Centre by the church