RESIDENTS in Leeds will be able to access more free, informal peer-to-peer bereavement support, when Sue Ryder launches its second Grief Kind Space in the city next week at Village Hotels Leeds North in Headingley.

It is the second Grief Kind Space being opened by the healthcare and bereavement charity across the city, following the successful launch of a Sue Ryder Grief Kind Space at John Lewis in Victoria Gate earlier this year.

Paul Musgrave from Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice said:  “Quite often people feel they are a burden speaking about their grief to friends or family. Sue Ryder’s Grief Kind Spaces helps remove that feeling, so people can talk, listen to others who might be experiencing the same as them, and gain support.

“I am delighted that with the support of our wonderful volunteers and thanks to Village Hotels North kindly hosting us, we can open our second Grief Kind Space for people in Leeds, providing much needed support to anyone who is grieving.

“As well as launching the new space at Village Hotels North, we will also be expanding our John Lewis service and will be holding weekly sessions in the new year.”