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
Our next SLOW day time group is on Wednesday, December 14th 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 […]
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, December 15th 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
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 […]
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 […]