PROVIDING BEREAVEMENT & LOSS COUNSELLING SINCE 1984

Founded in 1984 by Dr Linda Machin, a leading research fellow, the Dove Service is the only grief support charity in Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire, providing services to people within the community from the age of 4+ who are experiencing issues relating to bereavement, loss or life-changing illness. 

To make a Donation, OR to pay for Counselling sessions, click on the link below:

ADULT
SERVICES

ADULT SERVICES

We offer counselling and other support to people of all ages who have experienced a bereavement, significant loss, or life changing/limiting illness
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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

The Dove Service can provide counselling and support to children & young people over the age of four, and their families.
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EMPLOYEE WELLBEING

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING

The wellbeing of employees is vital to the success of an organisation in fulfilling its potential. A physically and emotionally healthy workforce can make all the difference in reducing issues around absenteeism and presenteeism.
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SLEF CARE, ADVICE & INFORMATION

SLEF CARE, ADVICE & INFORMATION

Looking after yourself when you have experienced a bereavement or loss, or are going through a distressing period in your life.

SHARING EXPERIENCES

Please take a moment to watch our video, where Charlie O’Dell (CEO) explains what we do as a organisation and how we can help you cope with a bereavement, life changing illness or significant loss.

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FUNDRAISING – HELPUSFLY

#Helpusfly and fundraise for the Dove Service and support those in need in the community now and in the future. Every donation helps us to develop services and support those coping with a bereavement or loss.

TRAINING & EVENTS

With training courses delivered in house and bespoke packages offered externally, the Dove Service training department is adaptable to the needs of your organisation.

LATEST NEWS

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Anticipatory Grief

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