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Brothers and sisters: life after loss

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We normally travel the country with our different bereavement events, however, we are currently bringing our events to you online at present, in line with the current government guidelines on COVID-19.

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

Support for you in your home.

We know how helpful many people find our support events so, because of current distancing regulations, we’re running these online this autumn.  They are wonderful opportunities to meet and share with other bereaved adult siblings in an atmosphere of understanding.

Our Online Support Day offers understanding, encouragement and support to any adult sibling in the UK who has lost a brother or sister in any circumstance and at any age.

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

This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and share with others and is aimed mainly at anyone in their 20s and 30s living with loss after the death of a sibling.

The comfortable and relaxed environment creates a safe space to meet and share with others whose brother or sister has died, discover strategies to cope with life, and build resilience for the future.

The difference that ‘Brothers and Sisters: Life After Loss’ can make

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:

  • Hear from others who have suffered the death of a brother or sister
  • Share your story in a small breakout room with others who really understand
  • Discover practical ways to work through the pain of bereavement and loss
  • Receive comfort, hope and help for the journey ahead

It will be led by Anna and Elaine, both of whom are bereaved siblings, and will include video talks by Jon Park, whose younger brother Ben died in 2003 while on a family holiday in the French Alps.

“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.”

Support events online

Our online events cost £15* and bookings are made through Eventbrite.

The events will take place using the Zoom video conferencing platform, and we will send you full details on how to access the event, together with 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.

Booking information

Care for the Family’s primary purpose is to strengthen family life in the UK and the Isle of Man. Whilst this event is available online, unfortunately, on this occasion we are unable to take bookings from anyone who is residing outside the UK and the Isle of Man. For more details please click here.

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