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 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 […]
Our next SLOW day time group is on Wednesday, September 6th 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 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 […]
Our latest news
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 […]
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 […]
SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR SLOW, a charity supporting bereaved families, is actively looking to recruit a Facilitator to move the organisation to its next level. SLOW Currently based in Islington SLOW (Surviving the Loss of Your World) has offered emotional and practical support to bereaved families that have lost a child in any circumstances for over […]
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 […]
Last night SLOW received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service We were just one of twenty charities and community groups in Greater London to receive this award in 2017. ‘The Queen’s Award is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise the outstanding work done in their own […]