Time After Loss
A bereavement retreat supporting those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
What is the Time After Loss Bereavement Retreat?
This bereavement retreat is for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, whether it be a friend, partner or relative. The aim of the retreat is to create a space for people to exchange thoughts, feelings and experiences with others who have shared a similar kind of loss.
Often in grief people alternate between feeling overwhelmed and trying to adapt to a new life without their loved one. Our retreat will cater for your needs regardless of where you are in your bereavement process.
What will the retreat include?
Based in farm cottages in the beautiful countryside of Kent the weekend will include group support sessions and opportunities for one-to-one support. Our group sessions will be complimented with mindfulness and country walks to help you relax. We will also teach attendees practical techniques to encourage compassion towards themselves during difficult times, and we will provide tips for people who are struggling with day-to-day things, such as troubled sleep and lack of motivation. There is also a games room with snooker and table-tennis, should you want some time doing something playful. The weekend will provide a structured programme including plenty of free time for you, and all sessions and activities are optional.
We will be inviting attendees to complete some questionnaires before and after their retreat experience - this helps us learn about the benefit of the weekend in more detail, and ensures we can carry on providing the best support possible.
The retreat will run from Friday evening (5pm) to Sunday lunchtime (1:30pm) and is inclusive of meals and snacks provided by our brilliant in-house chef (a previous Masterchef winner).
Please note that we will be providing vegetarian meals for the entirety of the retreat.
We will try our best to create a home from home for you.
You can view further information on the bereavement retreat venue at the following website: http://www.mockettsfarm.co.uk/
How do I get there?
The best way to get to the cottages is by car. If you are driving to the venue, the postcode to use is ME12 4BQ.
The nearest train station is Queenborough station. The train journey from London St Pancras to Queenborough station takes an hour and a half. From there you can get a taxi to the cottages, which takes approximately 20 minutes, and costs approximately £18-£20. We can arrange shared taxis for people arriving on the same train to lower the cost. At past retreats attendees with cars have been happy to drop others off at the train station on their way home.
Who is it run by?
The retreat is facilitated by a lovely and warm group of Loss Foundation volunteers who specialise in grief and bereavement. It has been designed for adults. Whilst we realise that children are affected by bereavement as well, we are unable to provide specialist support for children at this time. This event is run by The Loss Foundation. Please see our website to see more about what we do and who we are: www.thelossfoundation.org
How many people will be there?
We will have 18 attendees, 5 volunteers and our wonderful chef.
Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately we are not able to have pets at the retreat.
How do I buy tickets? How do I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets on this event page and pay via Paypal (credit card), or a bank transfer. Please note we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.
Can I pay in installments?
Yes you can! If you want to pay in 2 installments, this can be done via the bank transfer payment option only. Please select this payment method and pay half the total amount (including any Eventzilla fees) and you can pay the remainder in a months time. If you are having any difficulty with paying for a place do get in touch with us and we will try to help as best as we can.