DATE: 8th December
TIME: 6.30pm – 9pm
LOCATION: ReCoCo, No. 1 Carliol Square
DETAILS: We cannot wait to see you for our next meet up in Newcastle. We’ll be Christmas crafting!
Stay posted with exact details in our Facebook group or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like email updates
Join our Facebook group
If you’re aged 18-35, have been bereaved, and live in Newcastle, you can join our Facebook group for people who have been to, or are wanting to come to, a meet up. It’s a safe space only for those who have been bereaved, and you’ll be able to find out all the latest information about the meet ups. Request to join by clicking here.
If you don’t have access to Facebook, that’s no problem! Email us to chat about the next Newcastle meet up. Our email is email@example.com or you can use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Nick’s mum passed away when he was 18 after an 18 month battle with cancer and then his dad passed away 6 years later after a short battle with the same thing. His main passion in life is music and he loves attending music festivals and concerts. He also likes long walks and running, and is currently training for the Edinburgh marathon in 2022.
She moved up to Newcastle for university in 2010 and has been here ever since. Her mum had a kidney transplant in 1995 but passed away unexpectedly in Dec 2018 after being rushed to hospital with a perforated bowel. She found Let’s Talk About Loss after struggling to find a safe space to talk about her thoughts and feelings and joined the first group meet up in Jan 2020 just before lockdown. She was quite nervous at first and walked past the venue quite a few times, but is so glad she went in that day. Since joining the group she has made some friends for life and most importantly realised that whilst everyone has their own story, we are never alone in our grief. The safe space this group provides is really something special and Sara is really grateful to be part of it. When not trying to normalise conversations about grief and mental health, Sara loves travelling, the outdoors and curling up with a good book.
How will I know where you are?
Our meet up Hosts will be wearing white t-shirts with Let’s Talk About Loss written on them, so you can spot us in a crowd!
Will everyone be sad?
Definitely not. Although we’ve all been bereaved, we aim to have lots of fun at meet ups and chat about lots of things, not just grief. You won’t be asked or expected to share your grief story unless you want to.
What will we do?
Most of our meet ups are activity based, so we are doing something and not just sitting around chatting. We hope you’ll have lots of fun!
How do I sign up?
You don’t need to tell us you’re coming along – feel free to just turn up! If you want to chat to someone before coming along, email us using the form on this page, and we can always meet you beforehand.
We’re raising funds to keep offering our services in 2022. If you could spare a few pounds, every donation will be doubled by the National Emergencies Trust, so please do donate if you can!