Barnsley Bereavement Support Service


c/o RUFC, Shaw Lane, Barnsley, S70 6HZ

Who we are

Barnsley Bereavement Services offer free confidential help for those who cannot come to terms with their bereavement.


Barnsley Bereavement Support Service offers free confidential help from trained volunteers to those who cannot come to terms with their bereavement.

Coming to terms with the death of a loved one can be the most difficult emotional challenge we will ever have to face.  No one has to face it alone. Not knowing what to expect or whether or not your feelings are normal can cause you added anxiety.  It may be that those around you feel uncomfortable talking about your loss, perhaps they are in pain too. It might help to speak to someone  who is not directly involved with your bereavement.

This service offer you a 'safe space' where you can cry without upsetting those close to you and where you can talk about the way you really feel in complete confidence.

Self referral is by telephone. It is available to all those who live in the Barnsley district and access to the service is by telephone. When the telephone is not manned messages can be left on our answer machine.

Our Referrals Officer will contact you by telephone and discuss your individual needs. We aim to return your call within 24 hours.

Your first appointment will last for approximately one hour. Confidentiality is an essential part of the relationship between the support worker and you.  This will be discussed and any limits/boundaries at the first session.

The service is run by volunteers and managed by seven Trustees.  It costs nothing to use this service but donations towards our work are always welcome.

We are here to help, if you think we can help, ring us.

Volunteers Needed

Could you help someone cope with bereavement?

Barnsley Bereavement Support Service can train you as a volunteer support worker to provide confidential support to adults.

They provide this support in their local office or by telephone and home visit as requested by the client.
After successfully completing the training, they ask for a commitment of two hours a week to the service and attendance at monthly support workers’ meetings.

Contact them via email - for further information and an application pack.


Contact Details

Email address:

Role: General contact details

Phone number: 01226 200565

Mobile number:07436 261956

Address: c/o BRUFC, Shaw Lane, Barnsley, S70 6HZ


Address details:

c/o RUFC, Shaw Lane, Barnsley, S70 6HZ

Other Details

Cost: None

Published: 09 August 2019