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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.

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…

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...

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.

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…

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…

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.

Facing the future with optimism: Claire's Story

Dec 2023

WAY member Claire shares how she is facing the Christmas and the New Year with as much optimism as she can since her husband of 20 years died in January…

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…

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…

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.