In collaboration with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and Bournemouth University, here is a summary report of my MSc Dissertation. Within, are the details of the nature-focused bereavement group we have run at Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve since Summer 2019. This document also explores the importance of burial grounds and cemeteries for wildlife.
We have now run a successful group for over a year, and during COVID times, with numbers ever increasing. Our groups focus on a wildlife-themed activity; whether this is species identification, citizen science or arts and crafts, we provide an outdoor space for socialisation and learning new skills.
We would love to share our lessons learned, and increase the offerings of similar groups in other areas. So please get in contact if you would like to find out more about the work we have been up to, and the benefits that nature can have for those who have lost someone.