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 meet up dates. We hope to meet you soon!

Thursday 28th March – our birthday party! 6-8pm @ THiNK in NG

It’s our birthday and we are turning 1 year old! To celebrate the first year of Let’s Talk About Loss meet ups in Nottingham, we are hosting a birthday bash and we would love to see you there!

The location for the party is THiNK in NG – a creative space in the centre of Nottingham. It also happens to be the place where our exciting new exhibition will be held in May – more information on that will be revealed very soon and we’ll be helping plan it together at the party. We’ll be meeting to chat more about our plans for the next year of the Nottingham group, to explore the location of the exhibition, and to celebrate a fantastic year of having a group of friends who understand what grief is like.

We’ll be meeting on the 1st floor of THiNK and you can get to THiNK with this address: Cobden Place, Cobden Chambers, Off Pelham Street, Nottingham, NG1 2ED

Any questions? Email Lizzie and Will at nottingham@letstalkaboutloss.org!

Future meet up dates

Tuesday 30th April – Brewhouse and Kitchen, West Bridgford, 7:30-9pm

Tuesday 14th May – THiNK in NG, 6-8pm

We’ll update you with more dates and 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.