Dove Buddies Stoke-on-Trent

Bereavement Support Drop-In Group

Dove Buddies is our social/friendship group for adults who have experienced bereavement and who may be struggling with social connections, loneliness and isolation.  The aim of Dove Buddies is to forge those connections and organise activities that will engage group members, encouraging socialisation and re-engagement. Our Dove Buddies social/friendship group meets monthly in Stoke-on-Trent and […]

NCS Community Fundraiser

We would like to say a huge thanks to the team of 13 students from the National Citizen Service (NCS) Stoke branch, who have raised a whopping £812 for the Dove Service – part of their 4 week summer project, supporting mental health charities within their local community – one of our largest group donations […]

Anxiety after a death

Here, our Counsellors talk about feelings of anxiety following a loss and explain how these are perfectly normal feelings to experience. After the death of a loved one, anxiety is a normal response to the loss.  Anxiety can range from a sense of insecurity, to full blown panic attacks.  Anxiety may arise from FEAR at being […]

Paul celebrates his Silver Jubilee with the Dove Service

I first began to think about counselling as a career or vocation for myself after spending time working with people in crisis – volunteering on various telephone support/helplines. I became aware that I could help or offer more to individuals to enable them to cope/deal with life events more effectively, which led me to the […]