Welcome to Slow
Our aim at SLOW is to provide an informal, quiet place for bereaved parents. Some say that our group provides a haven from the ravages of the 'outside' world at a time when life has been irrevocably changed by their child's death.
We know that the death of your child disturbs every aspect of life, including all of your relationships with family, friends and the world at large.
SLOW is a place to be yourself, in the utterly changed circumstances in which you find yourself, and take strength from the support of others, before returning to daily life and it's challenges.
Quick dates for your diary
On the 6th May 16 of us will be completing a Tough Mudder as a group, a gruelling 12 mile course with 20 challenging obstacles. We are deep into our training and preparation for the event and our thoughts have now turned to our fundraising. We have chosen the charity SLOW, a North London […]
Our next SLOW evening group is on Thursday, April 27th at 7.30 – 9.00. As ever, all bereaved parents are welcome. If you’d like to come, or find out more about the groups, workshops and or our charity, please use the contact form here on the site to get in touch, or give us a […]
Our next SLOW day time group is on Wednesday, April 26th at 11.00 – 12.30. As ever, all bereaved parents are welcome. If you’d like to come, or find out more about the groups, workshops and or our charity, please use the contact form here on the site to get in touch, or give us […]
Happy Those Who Mourn: Saturday 29th October 2017 Loss, Lamentations and Laughter This day will explore the theme of loss through poetry, psychology, scripture, contemplative theology and reflective exercises. Julie is Director of Encounter, The London Course in Spiritual Direction. She is a psychotherapist, spiritual director, supervisor and trainer. She is also a licensed lay minister […]
Our latest news
The Language of Bereavement and Grief from BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth. I came across this program by Michael Rosen from 2013 again and thought it would be good to add a link to it from the site. Michael talks to psychologists, teachers, hospice workers and childrens charities about grieving and […]
On the 23rd April, Kate, Ellen and Carolyn are fundraising for us by running a half marathon in Madrid. The three of them run regularly for charity, particularly Royal Marsden, but this time it is for us and we are extremely grateful. They hope to raise as much as possible for SLOW, so please […]
We’ve focussed on raising awareness of sepsis blood poisoning and the difficulties of recognising Sepsis quickly enough, particularly in children. We are very keen to support the current Government initiative to bring it to everyone in the medical world’s attention and it was interesting to see how working to make medical practitioners fully aware of the […]
“Children are not supposed to die …” There is an excellent article on athealth.com about the grief of parents. If you would like to read it, click here for the article. SLOW is a local bereavement charity and can provide support here in Islington and North London for anyone affected by the loss of a child or sibling. […]
Kenneth Lonergan’s film Manchester by the Sea is a brilliant portrayal of male grief – the review of the film in the Independent talks about both the performance and the impact on the characters and viewers – thoroughly recommended. SLOW is a local bereavement charity and can provide support here in Islington and North London for anyone affected […]