The worst loss a parent ever has to face is the death of a son or daughter. Children are ‘not supposed to die’. But sometimes they do – and the extent of pain and devastation, even isolation, experienced by parents when a child dies is unimaginable.
Whether you join us on your own or as a couple, you’ll be able to meet others who understand the heartache you are going through. Many have found that these events can make a huge difference in helping them cope both now and as they think about the future.
“It was helpful just being able to meet and talk with other dads who are experiencing the same pain and are not afraid to admit it.”
We always want delegates at our events to feel that they are in a safe place. And during this online event, you‘ll be able to participate from the comfort of your own home. You will have the opportunity to:
Dave and Jane Park are Care for the Family’s Bereaved Parent Support Coordinators. They lost their middle son Ben, then aged eleven, in 2003, and know how difficult life can be following bereavement.
The day will be led by members of the Bereaved Parent befriending team who have all experienced the loss of a child. Whether your son or daughter died last week, last month, or years ago, they will help you on the difficult journey of grieving. If you have ever felt that no-one else understands how you feel, this online event is for you.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.
Our online support events cost £15* and bookings are made through Eventbrite.
The events will take place using the Zoom video conferencing platform. We will send you full details on how to access the event, together with an advance pack containing everything you’ll need to make the event a unique and supportive experience.
* Why do we charge? When Covid-19 first struck we made the decision to make our online events available to as many people as possible, and as quickly and easily as possible. That’s why we made them free. As a charity we knew we could not sustain this approach indefinitely. So, if you can afford to pay for a ticket, please choose that option. If that isn’t possible at the moment, then please select the free ticket rate. We never want money to be the reason you are unable to access our resources and support.