AtaLoss.org is a gathering of people with a passion for encouraging good bereavement support. Most of those involved are volunteers who work part time to enable and enhance our vision. Do get in touch if you would like someone to come and speak about or lead training on bereavement support.
Rev Canon Yvonne Richmond Tulloch MA
Since I was ordained in 1999 I have ministered in a variety of contexts (rural, towns and even as Canon of a Cathedral) and I've spoken at conferences and trained church leaders in mission. In 2008 my life changed when I was suddenly widowed and I've since been passionate about supporting the bereaved and promoting bereavement care. I lead sessions on 'Faith Questions in Bereavement' as part of HTB's 'The Bereavement Journey' course, I help Care For the Family as their Chaplain for their 'Widowed Young Support' and in facilitating their 'Bereavement Care Awareness' days. I'm the Bishop of Southwark's Officer for Clergy Bereavement, and I work increasingly with churches and other organisations to enhance their bereavement support.
Pete English MBACP
I have a passion for seeing young people get the support that they need and to find a voice to talk about their experiences. I’ve worked as a youth worker and counsellor for over 25 years specialising in supporting young people affected by bereavement and parental separation. I have had the privilege of speaking on this subject in the UK and other parts of the world and been involved in helping to set up charities that work with the bereaved.
Roger Womack BSc.
Following the death of my wife in 2014, after her 7 year struggle with cancer, I searched for other men to talk with who had had a similar experience, to help me make sense of what I’d been through. I contacted a number of organisations but found that few men engaged with them, presumably because they thought they could brave it alone. When I did eventually find other men who had faced the loss of someone close, the sharing of our experience was a significant factor in me moving forward.
Not every man who is faced with bereavement looks for other bereaved men to be with but I have realised how spending time with others in a similar position can be a healing and positive thing. I am passionate therefore, about creating opportunities where bereaved men of any age can connect with each other, however long ago their loss might be.
I am therefore developing Bereavement Support for Men, offering phone support and national and local gatherings for men who have experienced loss.
Please visit our projects page if you would like to know more.
Phil Kemp BEd
After the sudden and unexpected death of my fiancee in 2013, when I was only 27, I forced myself to try new challenges and meet new people, which restored my inner strength and hope. I'm now developing GrabLife - activity support weekends and peer support through AtaLoss.org for 18-30 year olds who, like me, have also been bereaved. I'd like to hear from anyone who is interested in being involved.