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

Slow Group Charity Islington North London

Next SLOW Evening Group is on Thursday June 22nd

Our next SLOW evening group is on Thursday, June 22nd 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 call. […]

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 […]

Our latest news

Tough Mudder 2017 - Slow Group Charity Islington North London

Tough Mudder raises £13,700 for SLOW

Tough Mudder raises £13,700 for SLOW This is an amazing achievement for a group of 19 young, very committed people.   A close knit group of family and friends from Muswell Hill, who have been supported by SLOW, and have pushed themselves through the mud, literally, to help us help many more bereaved parents and […]

Rock N Roll Madrid - Slow Group bereavement charity Islington North London

Rock N Roll Madrid update

On the 24th April, Kate, Ellen and Carolyn ran a half marathon in Madrid to fundraise for us.   We are extremely grateful to the three of them and will update on the amount raised shortly. SLOW is a local bereavement charity and can provide support here in Islington and North London for anyone affected by the loss […]

grief - Slow Group Charity Islington North London

The Language of Bereavement and Grief

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 […]

bereaved parents - Slow Group Charity Islington North London

An update on identifying Sepsis in the US

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 […]