HOPE Talks

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Bereavement Matters (St.Albans) and Mosaic Counselling Services are proud to host their third 'HOPE Talk'; part of a series of talks to raise awareness of suicide, death and loss.


When Edward Thomas retired in 2016 as Hertfordshire's County Coroner, the Herts Advertiser's tribute to him was entitled 'Farewell to Hert's Caring Coroner After 30 Years'.

Edward was County Coroner from 2004 to 2016 and will be sharing his unique perspective on death, based on his experiences of dealing with the aftermath of death in unusual or unexplained circumstances. He is particularly well-known for the compassion he has shown to people suffering from mental health issues and those who have lost people in particularly tragic circumstances.

Purchase tickets here

Feedback received for our last HOPE Talk:

"Made me really think in a different way. The lady giving the talk was excellent and I will use it in my own work as a counsellor."

"It was a powerful presentation. A real priviledge to hear such an honest account of losing someone you love so much."

"So heartwarming to experience such openness on a subject that is so important to us all. It was extremely beneficial to my learning, in a warm atmosphere, conducive to helpful conversation."

"I very much thought the session was helpful. A well-received talk. Thank you"

"Very useful to have real-life Q&A afterwards with group participation. Really helpful."

Mission Statements:

Bereavement Matters (SABN) provides a service to help and support adults, children, young people and their families, in the St Albans District, from any culture who have experienced bereavement or loss which is impacting on their health, well-being or ability to function in their daily life.


Mosaic Counselling Services provide professional, affordable and accessible counselling to everyone in our community.


HOPE (Hold On Pain Ends)