SLOW - Surviving the Loss Of your World
Organisation type: Voluntary or Community Sector
SLOW (Surviving the Loss of Your World) is a North London-based charity that supports bereaved families. It has a simple concept - it's a support group, run by bereaved parents for bereaved parents and their surviving children.
SLOW has been supporting bereaved parents for more than ten years enabling numerous bereaved parents to share their pain and find comfort in talking about their children. Members say the support groups provide a haven from the ravages of the outside world at a time when their lives have been irrevocably changed by their child's death.
SLOW also works with children that have lost a sibling, so they can meet each other to reduce isolation and build resilience and confidence. Children between 6 and 14 years of age attend these workshops, which provide a safe space to develop creativity, explore feelings and commemorate their sibling.