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
Vote to help our funding – Aviva Community Fund Please vote for us – you’ve only 15 days to get us to the top! It’s quick and easy to register and all you have to do is click here and sign up – confirm your email address and give us one or more of […]
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 […]
A Grief Like No Other: Saturday 5th March 2017 Surviving the Violent or Sudden Death of Someone You Love Losing a loved one by murder, suicide, drunken driving, drug overdose, war, or any sudden death brings a unique kind of grief, with different issues and challenges. Using a spiritual but practical approach, this workshop will […]
Our next SLOW evening group is on Thursday, November 24th 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 latest news
Six In 10 Bereaved Parents Will Never Know Why Their Baby Was Stillborn, Study Reveals Following on from our posts about Baby Loss awareness week I was saddened to read that the majority of bereaved parents whose child is stillborn aren’t able to be told why. This was in the Huffiest Parents today and draws from a […]
It seems incredible that there is a postcode lottery when it comes to charges for infant funeral costs. Teresa Pearce, Labour’s shadow secretary of state for communities and local government has asked the chancellor to make this free for all bereaved parents in the upcoming Autumn Statement on November 23rd. For example, there are parts of […]
We wanted to let you know about two new course at the Meditatio Centre at St Marks Church EC1 covering bereavement that are coming up next year. A Grief Like No Other: Saturday 5th March 2017 Surviving the Violent or Sudden Death of Someone You Love Losing a loved one by murder, suicide, drunken driving, drug […]
We’re very pleased to see that there is a discussion today on pregnancy and baby loss in a backbench debate in the House of Commons, in relation to Baby Loss Awareness week. Two MP’s who have lost a baby,Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury Cheshire, and Will Quince, MP for Colchester, have asked bereaved parents […]
As part of Baby Loss awareness week, there is a global event to remember babies that have died called the Global Wave of Light Everyone is asked to light a candle at 7pm local time and to leave burning for at least an hour. It would also be great to post a picture […]