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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.

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:

Anushka’s story: Navigating secondary losses on Mother’s Day

Feb 2024

WAY member Anushka was on the brink of countless adventures with her partner Max when he died suddenly in March 2020 at the age of just 33.

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…

Inquest insight for WAY volunteers

Feb 2024

A group of 18 WAY volunteers attended an online meeting on 29 January to gain a deeper insight into the inquest process.

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…

WAY welcomes three new Ambassadors

Jan 2024

We are delighted to welcome three new Ambassadors to join our existing team of Ambassadors, who have all been chosen for their exceptional commitment and dedication to WAY

Urgent: Deadline for retrospective bereavement benefits

Jan 2024

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

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…

Kicking off 2024 with incredible support

Jan 2024

Read our latest fundraising update....

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…

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.

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 …

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.