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
We’re very happy to announce that SLOW is holding an afternoon tea party to celebrate its 10th Birthday, on Saturday 10th June 2017 between 2pm and 5 pm at the Islington Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park, London N5 1PH. Invitations will follow, but please put this date into your diaries as we’d love to see […]
Our next SLOW evening group is on Thursday, March 23rd 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 […]
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 latest news
“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 […]
Lucas is running 10km in memory of his sister SLOWsibs member Lucas Carter (aged 10) is running 10km for SLOW in memory of his little sister, Esme, in January 2017. He’d love your support. Please click here to donate and to read more about why and the challenge he faces – it’s a big ask […]
A very welcome and appropriate Christmas gift. Jo and Lou of FBombe have donated generously of their time and tuition in wreath meaking for our SLOWsibs Xmas wreath workshop on December 17th and Luke of Coles Nursuries has generously donated the fir branches. SLOW is a local bereavement charity and can provide support here in Islington and […]
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 […]