Calling all Nottingham-based young people! Our meet ups in Nottingham have been running since March 2018 and they are really fun! We meet once a month, and we would love you to join us.

There is a small group of us, aged between 16 and 30, and we’ve all lost different people in unique circumstances.

Everyone is welcome and we’d love to meet you – there is no pressure to tell us anything about your loss, in fact, we often don’t talk about it! Instead we just spend time enjoyed each other’s company and exploring the beautiful city of Nottingham.

Nottingham hosts

Your hosts in Nottingham are Lizzie and Will, who have been coming along to the meet ups since they started.

Lizzie is a 28 year old mental health professional from Nottingham. She is experienced in assessing and working with a range of complex needs including personality disorder, mental health, trauma, and violence. She is extremely passionate about supporting those in crisis and is committed to challenging stigma and promoting compassion, support and empathy. She is also a Samaritans Safeguarding Officer, and provides suicide awareness training to individuals across the UK.

Will is a 19 year old student at Nottingham Trent University studying furniture design. He enjoys being active and watching sports, and exploring new areas of Nottingham. He loves helping run the meet ups in Nottingham – mostly because he loves winding Lizzie up about how short she is. (please note: the below photo is not quite the real height difference, although it’s not far off the truth)

Lizzie and Will are happy to grab a coffee before the meet up, if you’d rather get to know them before coming along. You can chat to them, ask them questions or send them your best jokes by emailing nottingham@letstalkaboutloss.org.

Meet up dates

Sometimes life gets in the way and you need to plan in advance, so here’s our next three meet up dates. We hope to meet you soon!

Monday 24th September, 7pm – we’ll be meeting at The Hand and Heart pub, on Derby Road in Nottingham. We’ll be bringing loads of paper and pens and we’ll be attempting to get a little bit creative! Join us for a pint and to get to know other young people who have also lost someone close to them.
p.s. this isn’t an art class, just something to laugh about together because none of us can draw!

Tuesday 23rd October, 7pm

Tuesday 27th November, 7pm

We’ll update you with the location and more details as we have them. If you’re confused, drop Lizzie and Will an email at nottingham@letstalkaboutloss.org.

Will I fit in?

The short answer is: yes!

Want to hear from some of the people who come along to the group? Here’s what they had to say:

“The group is full of like-minded people who know the feelings you have experienced – so they can provide the best support”

“It sounds weird but the group is so fun! Not what you would expect from a grief-related group, but we really have a laugh and hardly ever talk about “the sad stuff”. I’ve found a group of friends who I can be totally myself with – and that is awesome”

“It can be very helpful being around people who have similar experiences to you”

Want to see what we get up to?

 

Here we are messing around at Wollaton Park and going for an evening stroll down the River Trent. We’re a group of young people exploring Nottingham and having fun, knowing that whenever we need support, we have a place to talk.

We know that coming along to a group for bereaved young people can be really scary, but we really are just completely normal people having fun and taking terrible selfies. Email us if you want to join in.