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Widowed Young Online Support Events

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Support for you in your home.

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. Just being able to share with or simply listen to others in a safe, supportive environment is an ideal opportunity to discover some fresh perspectives and to renew your strength, purpose and hope for the future.

“It was very comforting to know that the feelings I currently have are normal in this situation.”

Things to look forward to on the day

There will be opportunities to share informally in small groups and listen to talks from people who have experienced the same loss as you. Some of the issues we’ll talk about together during the sessions include:

  • How to respond to feelings of guilt, anger and despair
  • Strategies you can use to help overcome the pain of loss and shattered dreams
  • Practical ideas to help you cope in the tough times
  • Finding comfort, hope and a way forward
Meet the team

Steve is Care for the Family’s Widowed Young Support coordinator.

Having been widowed young in 2007, Steve has personal experience and understanding of the grief journey. He leads a team of befrienders and together they offer support and encouragement to those suffering the loss of a partner early in life.

Steve Smart

How it will work

The events will be led by members of the Widowed Young befriending team who have all experienced the loss of a partner early in life. They are there to welcome you and are available to listen, walk alongside you and help you on your journey towards hope and a rebuilding of your life.

Our online support events are free to attend, although you are welcome to make a donation to offset our costs if you are able to do so. Places are very limited however, so we do ask that if you book and subsequently find you are unable to attend then you let us know as soon as you can. That way we can offer the place to someone else  

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

Widowed Young Support events are available to anybody who has lost a partner up to and including the age of 50 or older if you still have dependent children.

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.

For further support, please visit our COVID-19 support pages.

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