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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.

Scaling new heights with WAY

Apr 2024

WAY member Liz shares how a recent activity weekend with fellow WAY members helped her and her three boys to scale new heights, literally…

Supporting grieving children and young people during the Easter break

Mar 2024

Supporting grieving children and young people during the Easter break

Elanor's Story

Mar 2024

Elanor was pregnant with their daughter when her partner Robin was killed in a road traffic collision. She shares her story and how the support she found following his death helped her...

Dad and husband: Pete's Story

Mar 2024

My journey and what brought me into what I do now as CEO/Founder of the charity Mummy’s Star, began back in mid-2012 when my wife Mair and I learnt that we were to become parents again...

Lone parenting is an extreme sport with no training

Feb 2024

WAY member Meredith reflects on the relentlessness of widowed parenting – and the importance of asking for help…

National Day of Reflection: Looking back on four years since being widowed to Covid-19

Feb 2024

WAY Ambassador Emma Charlesworth reflects on the rollercoaster of emotions she has navigated since her husband Charlie died after contracting Covid-19 four years ago…

Ramadan as a widowed Muslim mother: Ruba’s story

Feb 2024

We understand how difficult this month can be without your loved one, especially this year when the start of the month coincides with Mother’s Day.

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…

WAY welcomes new trustee

Feb 2024

WAY Widowed and Young is pleased to welcome our ninth member to the charity's Board of Trustees - Meet WAY member Sarah Bowsher.

Connecting with other WAY members: A jam-packed PGL weekend

Feb 2024

Nearly 100 WAY members and children recently headed for a WAY adventure weekend at PGL Caythorpe. 

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…

Urgent: Deadline for retrospective bereavement benefits

Jan 2024

Deadline for cohabiting parents to claim full retrospective bereavement benefits closing soon - find details...

Katie's Story

Jan 2024

WAY member Katie explains how WAY has helped her to navigate life after her fiance’s death. Here’s her story…

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.

How to help a grieving child through Christmas

Dec 2023

Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time when someone important has died. Our friends at Winston’s Wish have provided us with these tips to help bereaved parents cope with Christmas.

Bereavement charities partner to provide full circle support

Nov 2023

We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership between WAY Widowed and Young and the child bereavement charity, Winston’s Wish

Navigating grief together: A mother and daughter’s journey

Nov 2023

We talk to WAY’s National Volunteer Manager Veronica, whose husband Wullie died unexpectedly from a heart attack seven years ago, and her daughter Becca, now 18.

Emma's Story: Supporting Children

Nov 2023

WAY member and ex-primary school deputy headteacher Emma Marfleet shared her story during Children's Grief Awareness Week and how she is helping her children maintain an ongoing relationship with thei…

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died.

It’s a club that nobody wants to be eligible to join, but we are so glad that our members find us. We are a place for people who have experienced an untimely loss to understand and have compassion for those experiencing the same. Quite simply, to be able to say: “I know”.

Our service offers a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.