Our Needs

AtaLoss.org hopes over the coming years to:

Increase our database of bereavement support organisations and resources on our website to cover all areas of the UK and types of bereavement

Ensure the bereaved are made aware of our website through promotional literature at doctors, hospitals, funeral directors etc 

Develop our ListeningPeople project to offer training in listening to teenagers across the UK

Provide 2 GrabLife weekends per year for bereaved 18-30 year olds and develop ongoing peer and mentoring support

Publish resources on Faith Questions in Bereavement, How to Support the Bereaved and Making Church accessible to the Bereaved

Develop a course for training in one-to-one support of teenagers through loss

Continue to raise awareness across the UK churches of the needs of the bereaved and how the Church can provide support.

 

To achieve this we need:

Information  

Please let us know of any bereavement service or resources that could be added to our site by getting in touch.

Resources

Please consider supporting us financially for any of our projects, generally towards our aims, or fundraise for our cause.

Or consider allocating funeral donations or a legacy towards our aims.

Opportunities

Please also let us know of places where we can speak or raise awareness of bereavement issues, or other ways we can spread the word by getting in touch

Finally, consider how you might get involved... as together we can ease the pain.

Our Associates

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I can honestly say going on the GrabLife weekend was the best decision I had made since losing my partner.    

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GrabLife guest

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There is no such thing as ‘very few losses’. We’ve all had tons of losses and we need to take ownership of them. We can be overwhelmed by them and go under, or we can recognise them as integral to living.

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Jim Kuykendall, Bereavement Therapist

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Each one of us can be a creative survivor.

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Judy Tatelbaum, Author

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Your deepest life message will come out of your deepest pain.

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Rick Warren, Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church, California

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We have seen at first hand the huge impact that doing the Bereavement Journey has made for hundreds of people. AtaLoss.org will enable this vital support to be offered to more people at a critical moment in their lives.

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Nicky and Sila Lee, Associate vicar at HTB and Founders of The Marriage Courses

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Bereavement is a very normal experience for all, but one many of us struggle to deal with. AtaLoss.org is a really timely initiative to help us find support and better understanding at crucial times.

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Stephen Skuce, Cliff College Acting Principal and Methodist Connexion

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Bereavement puts enormous pressure on families and the support they receive makes all the difference. That's why Care for the Family is pleased to endorse the work of AtaLoss.org.

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Rob Parsons, Care for the Family

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Our society spends most of its time attempting to anaesthetise itself from pain and fearful of death. AataLoss.org's support is much needed

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Nigel Hand, Birmingham Cathedral

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We live in an age where we think death is an option.

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David Hockney, Artist

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To have life in focus, we must have death in our field of vision.

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Bishop Nigel McCulloch

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Grief is the price we pay for love.

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Queen Elizabeth ll

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It dawns on you quite suddenly that life is never, ever going to be the same again, that the whole world has changed in a moment.

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Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

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Grief is like a long, winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.

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C S Lewis, A Grief Observed

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Listening and support is essential for those walking through the dark valley of bereavement.

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Nigel Hand, Birmingham Cathedral

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Each year thousands of children and teenagers are left to cope with multiple issues around death without the support they need and deserve. Who can measure the impact of this on their education and wider social, emotional and spiritual development? That’s why the work of AtaLoss.org is so important: acknowledging their pain, working to meet their need and helping them move forward.

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Rev. Canon Steve Chalke MBE, Founder and Leader, Oasis Global and Academies

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AtaLoss.org will help equip church communities to rise to the challenge of supporting the bereaved. I am delighted to commend this important charity to you

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Bishop Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark

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I really regret not talking about my mother's death

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Prince Harry

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The GrabLife weekend was a safe environment to speak openly with people who truly understand.

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GrabLife guest