About us

Who are we?

Woodside Bereavement Support (WBS) is a professional community-focused counselling service covering all Croydon. Many years of experience has enabled the Service to build its knowledge of the community as well as an understanding of the needs of bereaved people and to equip volunteers with the appropriate skills and confidence required to assist the clients.
WBS seeks to assist clients affected by loss, regardless of their circumstances or background. Delivered through trained volunteers and 1 part-time, Children and Young Peoples team leader.

We aim to support those facing complex grief issues to accept their loss, better manage their daily tasks at a time of stress and chaos; to manage re-engagement with their family, friends and the local community; to maintain or improve their well being and hopefully through the bereavement support received to regain a sense of purpose at a challenging time in their lives and over time build up their resilience to lead healthy and independent lives.

The Service is delivered through three teams:

The Adult team:  offering free 1:1 bereavement counselling and group support sessions to adults aged 18+. 

The Children’s and Young People’s Team (CYPT): a specialist team, working with children and young people in Croydon schools. The majority of the under 18’s are seen at school.

The ‘Geras’ Team: with 3 volunteers supporting those aged 60+


All of our counsellors are DBS enhanced checked. 


Woodside Bereavement Service registered charity No: 1041666