February 2021 Update: face to face SLOWsibs groups are suspended but groups now running via Zoom videoconferencing
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended our face to face SLOWsibs groups, however we are now offering Zoom SLOWsibs groups – see the calendar for details of the next group.
SLOW supports children and young people after the death of their brother or sister through our SLOWsibs groups.
We run quarterly creative sibling workshops where children can meet each other to share activities that are fun and build confidence. This helps bereaved siblings feel less alone and provides a safe space to explore feelings, giving them hope for the future.
Different activities are arranged each quarter and past workshops have included cupcake making, marbling, pebble painting, body mapping and Matisse cut outs.
Our Christmas workshops are particularly popular and have included making Christmas wreaths and homemade decorations as well as decorating mini Christmas trees.
Our creative activities are designed to support each child living with their grief while building a hopeful future, as well as commemorating the sibling who has died.
Each group includes an opening circle, creative activities, afternoon tea, a closing circle and then usually an impromptu game of football!
You can take a look at some of the wonderful work that our SLOWsibs have done at past workshops in our gallery here.
Bereaved siblings between 6 and 15 years are welcome to attend SLOWsibs and the groups are held in Islington, North London. For more information, please call 07532 423674 or email email@example.com.