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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.

Supporting grieving children and young people during the Easter break

Mar 2024

Supporting grieving children and young people during the Easter break

Meet two WAY volunteers making a difference in their communities

Mar 2024

Meet two WAY volunteers making a difference in their communities

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

Sarah’s story – facing her first Christmas after her husband died

Dec 2023

This will be Sarah’s first Christmas and New Year without Glynn, who died on 3 March 2023. This time last year, Glynn was in and out of hospital before being discharged on New Year’s Eve: “It was such…

From WAY members with love this Christmas

Dec 2023

WAY volunteer Tracey shares the story of how WAY Widowed and Young’s Secret Santa initiative came about – this year she is organising for more than 170 gifts to be sent out...

Reflecting on Remembrance Day: Matthew’s story

Nov 2023

WAY member Matthew, who’s a serving Navy officer and member of the WAY military subgroup, reflects on how he has navigated many difficult firsts since his wife and stepdaughter died – and how he’s pla…

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.