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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

Slow Group Charity Islington North London

Next SLOW Evening Group is on Thursday September 14th

Our next SLOW evening group is on Thursday, September 14th at 7.30 – 9.00. This is the first one after our summer break. 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 […]

Slow Group Islington

Happy Those Who Mourn: Saturday 29th October 2017 at the Meditatio Centre at St Marks Church EC1

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 […]

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Jason Watkins and Clara Francis

Getting Through It – Jason Watkins

Getting Through It – Jason Watkins   Jason Watkins talks to the Guardian about the sudden death of their daughter, Maude and how he and Clara found help to get through. Click to view the article in the Guardian here.   SLOW is a local bereavement charity and can provide support here in Islington and North London for anyone […]

Slow Group Charity Islington North London

The grief facing Charlie Gard’s parents

The grief facing Charlie Gard’s parents   It’s hard to imagine that anyone caught up in the maelstrom of the media from a personal tragedy still has to go through a long, hard grieving process. The extra pressures the attention brings to the situation are bad enough.   This excellent article in Newsweek by Jessica Firger looks […]

SLOW be honest about death and dying with your children - Slow Group bereavement charity Islington North London

Being honest about death and dying with your children.

Being honest about death and dying with your children.   I came across this article in the Canadian HuffPost and I think if you are struggling to explain to a child about the loss of a parent or sibling, the article gives good advice.   In my experience, children have the innate ability to grieve openly and may […]