Bereavement is something we all have to face at some time in our lives. Its impact differs from person to person, but we all need support to cope with it. Sometimes that is not available in your immediate circle of family and friends, which is where the Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service (CHIBS) comes in.
CHIBS was established in 1984 by a group of people who felt there was a need for bereavement support. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, obtaining charity status in 2003. CHIBS is now working with a pool of 50 Befrienders, all whom have undergone a criminal record check (DBS), are professionally trained and receive regular supervision.
On average, the charity sees around 150 clients per year but this is on the increase. The range of support can range from a single phone call to a number of visits over a period of months.
You can contact them on 0845 0099220 (Adult Line) Or 0845 0099221 (Child Line) and the service is free and confidential. You can also contact them through their website: www.chibs.org.uk