Bereavement Support News Articles

Stress Awareness Month

Apr 2024

Grief can often increase stress and anxiety. During Stress Awareness month, WAY members have been sharing their tips on how to cope with stress, with other members…

Healing through helping others: Matt’s story

Apr 2024

WAY member Matt talks about how he wanted to help other people who’d been widowed at a young age by organising events in his local area - from curry nights to car maintenance…

Supporting a bereaved child through exam season

Apr 2024

This Stress Awareness Month, our friends and Full Circle Partners Winston’s Wish have shared their advice on how adults can support grieving children and young people through the exam season.

International Plant Day

Apr 2024

On International Plant Day, two of our Members discuss how nature has helped in their grief and how they have been able to share this with other WAY Members through the Member's Groups.

Important update: WAY’s membership fee increase

Mar 2024

News Article on WAY's membership fee increase

Supporting grieving children and young people during the Easter break

Mar 2024

Supporting grieving children and young people during the Easter break

Tips for a good night's sleep on World Sleep Day

Mar 2024

Ruth Lin has been a member of WAY for several years. When she was first widowed, she only got about four hours' sleep a night but now she enjoys up to seven hours of shut eye. She helps people with sl…

Support every step of the way: Introducing our new tailored telephone support services

Feb 2024

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new tailored telephone support services, designed to provide WAY members with additional help, when you need it.

Navigating Ramadan as a young widow

Feb 2024

The month of Ramadan is one of the most significant and holy times of the year for Muslims. WAY member, Ruba shares her tips for navigating Ramadan as a young widow...

Bereaved young people share their advice on how to get through Mother’s Day

Feb 2024

Our Full Circle partners Winston’s Wish asked children and young people what advice they’d give to others who are grieving this Mother’s Day. Here’s what they said:

Navigating Mother’s Day: tips from WAY members

Feb 2024

From adverts to social media posts, it can be difficult to avoid Mother’s Day - We are thinking of anyone who's struggling this Mother's Day- those who are being Mum & Dad to bereaved children, those…

Supporting a child with their grief on special days

Jan 2024

Our friends at the childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish have shared these tips on how to support a child through difficult dates – from Valentine’s Day to anniversaries…

Coping with Valentine's Day

Jan 2024

Valentine’s Day can be tough when you’ve lost your life partner. We asked our young widowed members to share how they cope with this difficult date…

Beating the January blues

Jan 2024

Jodie joined WAY in summer 2022 and started volunteering as part of WAY’s Merseyside Area Contact Team in September 2023. She recently set up a mindful watercolour event for fellow WAY members to help…

Parents Mental Health Day

Jan 2024

We asked: ‘What tip would you give to other parents about what helps your mental health as you navigate bereavement?' and we’ve collated just some of the amazing responses.

Beating Blue Monday

Jan 2024

January can be especially hard for grievers, with all the focus on new starts and a new year that we are acutely aware our loved one is not a part of.

Looking back on 2023

Dec 2023

We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who took part in an event, donated or raised money for WAY. Your support means everything to us and our members. We look back on just a few of the highlights …

Darren's Story

Dec 2023

WAY member Darren’s husband Chris died in January after suffering a brain aneurysm. The 44-year-old from Sheffield explains how he has navigated the past 11 months without Chris….

12 WAYs of Christmas

Dec 2023

Some of our members will be sharing their tips and how they cope with grief and loss during the holidays in our #12WAYsOfChristmas. We will be sharing them daily on our social media pages from 20 Dece…

Tips from WAY members for coping with grief over the Christmas period

Dec 2023

We know how difficult Christmas can be for people who have been widowed young. As everyone around you is celebrating the festive period, we understand that no matter how many days, months or years you…

Unfortunately, there’s no guide book for grief. Everyone is different, and no two people will experience grieving in the same way. From numbness to anger, from disbelief to guilt, there’s no set pattern to the grieving process, especially when you’ve been widowed at a young age.