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Bereavement Support for Men

"Male companionship with an opportunity to share has been invaluable"  Miles Blackley

Has someone died?  Death is very isolating and we live in a culture where it is a subject that is largely avoided.  Men, in particular, can find it hard to talk about what they’re going through and often plough on bravely.  

 Bereavement Support for Men is for men of any age who have lost someone important at any time. We offer support over the phone and gatherings where men who have experienced bereavement can learn more about the grief journey and encourage one another around good food and enjoyable activities.

The vision is to create a national network of men’s groups and events, where bereaved men can comfortably receive the support they need and become better equipped for life.

National events offer a choice of different outdoor activity weekends including mountain biking, walking, canoe trips, camping and bush craft.  Local groups (currently in Devon) may involve meeting up for coffee, going for a walk, taking on a project or paddling down a river for the more adventurous.  

2019 Events*:    

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May 2019
Canadian Canoeing Weekend Event on the Dart, Dartmoor.

Saturday 17th August 2019
Outdoor Activity Day at Heatree Activity Centre, Dartmoor.

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October 2019 weekend dates to be confirmed
Outdoor Activity Weekend at Heatree Activity Centre, Dartmoor.

November 16th November 2019
Outdoor Activity Day at Heatree Activity Centre, Dartmoor.

Peer Support Groups  (currently in Devon)


Contact Roger Womack for further details of any event or support group.

*Some events may be dependent on numbers.

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Collage Gallery
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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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I really regret not talking about my mother's death

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Prince Harry

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The website offers a vital service to professionals as well as bereaved families.

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James MacDowell Scott - former funeral director

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

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GrabLife guest

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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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Having received a huge amount of support myself and seeing the work provided by AtaLoss, with such care and practicality, I’d like to contribute something too, that I might be helping others going through often bewildering loss.”

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Michael - participant in The Bereavement Journey

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

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David Hockney, Artist

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Grief is the price we pay for love.

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Queen Elizabeth ll