Three new grief support groups at city librariesThis is the fourth edition of these groups and is being organised in the neighbourhoods of Les Corts, Sant Antoni and Sagrada Família. You can get information or sign up to take part by calling 934 132 121 or writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the grief support programme ‘T’acompanyem en el sentiment’ (‘with our deepest sympathy’), set up in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, three new bereavement support groups are being started in April at different city libraries. This edition consists of ten two-hour sessions, coordinated by an expert psychologist in this area.
The sessions will be held over the same period at three city libraries. The times and locations are:
▪ Les Corts – Montserrat Abelló Library: Wednesdays, from 7 April to 9 June, from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
▪ Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library: Tuesdays, from 13 April to 15 June, from 4 pm to 6 pm.
▪ Sagrada Família – Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte Library: Wednesdays, from 21 April to 23 July, 4 pm to 6 pm.
This is the fourth edition of the grief support groups after they began in November 2020, bringing the total number of groups organised to twelve. You can get information or sign up to take part by calling 934 132 121 or writing to email@example.com.
It’s free to register for the support groups, but users are asked to make a commitment to attending the sessions. Everybody who signs up will get professional support from a psychologist specialising in bereavement, to help them through the grieving process and make it easier for them to adapt to the new situation.
The bereavement groups are being organised as part of the Shock Plan on Mental Health 2020, implemented by Barcelona City Council to minimise the consequences the pandemic has on mental health. The sessions are an initiative by the Department for Health at Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Mental Health Board, with collaboration from Biblioteques de Barcelona and the Psychologists’ Association of Catalonia (COPC).