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Widowed young support

Losing a life partner at any age is heartbreaking. For those who are widowed while still young, it is simply devastating. Widowed Young Support is here to walk alongside you on your grief journey whether you were widowed recently or some years ago. Here you will find information about our telephone befriending service, our special day and weekend events, articles and real life stories.

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Widowed Young Support

Find out about WYS, befriending and events.

Helpful articles

Personal stories

Read about how others have coped following the death of a partner.

Widowed Young Support

For all the latest updates and further support for those who have been widowed young, like our Widowed Young Support page on Facebook.

How to help those widowed young

Download our free resource sheet “How you can help those widowed young”, for anyone supporting a friend or relative, it is based on real-life experiences and contains some practical tips on helpful things you can say and do – and those things best avoided.

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Support events online

We know how helpful many people find our support events so, we’re continuing to run support events online. They are wonderful opportunities to meet and share with others who have lost a partner at a young age in an atmosphere of understanding.

Widowed Young Online Support Events

Our special online support day is one in which you will be able to relax completely in the company of people who understand first hand the pain of loss.

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Support days and weekends

We normally travel the country with our different bereavement events, however, this autumn we are planning one in person residential weekend, with the rest of our support events continuing online.

Widowed Young Support Days

A day dedicated to relaxing and in the company of those who have also experienced the same loss. 

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Widowed Young Support Weekends

A weekend where you can take some time and space after losing your spouse.

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