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Brothers and sisters: life after loss

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Losing a brother or sister early in life is something no one expects – it changes everything. The gap they leave is huge.

This unique event is for anyone in their 20s and 30s living with loss after the death of a sibling. It will run alongside our event for bereaved parents, although most sessions will be separate.

The weekend will be led by Jon Park, whose younger brother Ben died in 2003 while on a family holiday in the French Alps.

The comfortable and relaxed environment creates a safe space to meet and share with others who are living with the loss of their brother or sister, discover strategies to cope with life, and build resilience for the future.

You are welcome to come on your own, with your siblings, or with your parents.

Here’s what previous attendees have said about the event:

“It was really good and helpful. If you don’t feel confident speaking to others in a group you don’t feel pressured to”

“It’s not morbid, it’s nice, it’s a place you can remember and talk about what you are finding difficult and help each other”

COVID-19 support

2020 Booking information:

We have been following government guidelines regarding larger gatherings and due to the ongoing nature of the situation have decided to suspend all our autumn face-to-face support days and weekends. This was a difficult decision, but our primary concern is the safety and well-being of those attending.

We hope that the situation will change in 2021, but in the meantime, we are developing online support sessions. These will be available in the autumn and this page will be updated with further information and booking details as soon as possible.

Friday 9 – Sunday 11 October – Staverton Park Hotel,  Daventry – Postponed

For information about our weekends for bereaved parents please click here.

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