About Acorns

You are not alone.

Whether your loss was recent or many years ago, our team can help you process feelings of denial, anger, bargaining, and sadness. We’re here to help you adapt to your new life with advice and practical support. Most importantly, you will create lasting bonds from other participants who are also on the same journey.

Can I apply?

Anyone living with loss. If you’re uncertain about this being the right time (it may be too soon after a bereavement or you may feel you’ve left it too long), call one of our team for advice.

You can come alone or bring someone with you. Progammes are not limited to clients of William Purves either – they’re open to anyone needing support after a loss.

Our programmes are for anyone living with loss.


Nothing. These programmes are free of charge.


A programme has six sessions, each 1.5 hours. Acorns does not provide one-to-one support but if this is required, we can signpost you to the relevant specialists. Should it be required, participants can rebook for a repeat programme.


The Acorns team is made up of bereavement specialists with input from other professionals depending on the issues being covered.