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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…

Celebrating Diwali: Finding light in the darkness

Nov 2023

WAY member Shalini explains how her Indian heritage and her Hindu faith have affected her bereavement journey since her husband died – and she shares how she will be celebrating Diwali this year by lo…

Tips from WAY members for Autumn

Oct 2023

Members shared practical advice about light timers, radio or podcasts to ease the feeling of loneliness, being easy on yourself, and how setting a project has helped them through the Autumn months wh…

Accessing our Members Hub

Oct 2023

Have you logged onto WAY’s new Members Hub yet to make sure you’re making the most of your membership? Find support here...

Advice for looking after your mental health from a WAY Ambassador

Oct 2023

Did you know 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year. That could be a family member, a friend, a colleague, or it could be you. WAY Ambassador Norman Smart shares his advice for…

World Mental Health Day: tips for looking after your mental health

Oct 2023

On World Mental Health Day (10 October 2023), we are sharing tips from WAY members and supporters for looking after your mental health following the death of a partner.

Marking Black History Month: Selina’s story

Sept 2023

To mark Black History Month, Selina shares some of the financial and emotional challenges she faced after her fiancé Ray died in 2022…

Returning to work after bereavement: Helpful tips

Aug 2023

We asked members of the WAY Widowed and Young community to share their tips about returning to work after a bereavement. Here are some of their words of advice.

Coping with Father's Day: WAY members share their tips

Jun 2023

This weekend brings us one of the days that many who are widowed dread. Whether you are being a sole parent, bringing up a child without their dad or you didn’t have children, the WAY community is her…

Gavin’s Story: Coping with Father’s Day as a widowed dad

Jun 2023

As Father’s Day approaches, Gavin reflects on his experiences and how he’s coped with his own grief while raising his 8-year-old son, Magnus.

Rob shares his story for Men's Health Week

Jun 2023

WAY volunteer Rob shares how the online world helped him to make new friends and stay connected after his wife died for Men's Health Week.

Men’s Health Week: how the Internet is helping young widowed people stay connected

Jun 2023

To mark this year’s Men’s Health Week, which turns the spotlight on men and the Internet, WAY Ambassador Norman Smart shares how going online has helped him to stay connected through the pandemic and …

Member tips for coping with Mother's Day

Mar 2023

This weekend brings us one of the days that many who are widowed dread. Whether you are being a sole parent, bringing up a child without their mum or you didn’t have children, the WAY community is her…

Tips from WAY members for coping with Valentine's Day

Feb 2023

Valentine’s Day can be tough when you’ve been widowed. Some of our members have shared tips on how they have coped with this difficult date.

Safer Internet Day: Keeping safe online

Feb 2023

To mark Safer Internet Day, WAY Trustee Louise Dodds shares some tips on how to stay safe online.

Parents Mental Health Day

Jan 2023

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 2023

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.

Coping with Christmas: Tips from WAY members

Dec 2022

Christmas is a tough time of year when you're grieving and one of our members, Jane, decided to set up a Christmas subgroup to help WAY members get through the festive season. We also have some tips f…

Self-Care Week: tips on self-care in grief

Nov 2022

This week is Self-Care Week and two wonderful WAY Widowed and Young members have been generously sharing tips about how to help bereaved people look after themselves when they’re grieving.

Mother's Day: Tips from Widowed Parents

Mar 2022

Ahead of Mother's Day, WAY members with children give some tips to fellow widowed parents about how to cope with a difficult day.

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.