We are delighted to announce we have received funding through The National Lottery to offer a Grief & Loss Workshop, support to churches wanting to respond creatively in this area, and to help set up local Linking Lives befriending projects.

We are pleased to be able to continue this vital work into 2021 thanks to extended funding...

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Bereavement

Each of us has experienced some level of loss or bereavement in our lives. For some, through the awful loss of someone close to them, for others, changes in our lives that are often out of our control can lead to a feeling of loss or bereavement. We each respond differently and go through stages as we process this change and loss and it can be hard to know how we will react until we find ourselves in such a situation.

Having talked to a number of project and church leaders, one of the themes that has come up time and time again is around the subject of grief and bereavement. Although there is a lot of support out there at a national level, and locally in some areas, people are often unsure what help is available and where.

One of the aims of TNT is to support and encourage churches as they engage with their communities and so we want to be able to help individuals to feel better equipped in this area. Our hope is that at the point of need, individuals in churches across the county will be able to signpost and support those they know who have experienced profound loss.

Grief and Loss Workshops

This workshop is an opportunity to understand more about Grief and Loss and its impact, particularly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. There will be time to share, discuss and look at ideas for ways that you could support those in your community helping them to remember those who have died and opportunities they have lost, with more love than pain and to live fully in the face of that loss.

You can book your place on the Grief and Loss Workshop here. Or, to find out more, please contact Julia Terry

Feedback from Grief & Loss Workshops

"Thank you for a warm and approachable welcome. I felt inspired to go forward with helping my community in their loss and grief. The resources will be very useful. I will be feeding back to my church leaders to see what we can do together. Thank you very much."

"Well run, good information, and some great ideas on group support options."

"I think the workshop was well structured, giving enough time for group discussion to absorb the information given and to hear ideas of how to practically apply it. Very useful workshop on a difficult subject."

Setting up a Grief Support Group

If you have attended the Grief and Loss work shop and would like to know more about setting up a Grief Support Group in your area then this is for you. It is two x1.5 hour sessions when we will discuss together setting up, content and ideas of how to run a group. There will be practical resources, zoom training, signposting to useful websites and other useful materials. Please contact Julia@transformingnottstogether.org.uk for more details

Befriending Support for Individuals

If you know of someone, who is perhaps lonely due to the death of a spouse or loved one, please do have a look at our Befriending page for more information on our Two's Company initiative.

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