DATE: 12th December
TIME: 1pm – 3.30pm
LOCATION: The Royal Oak, Gloucester Road
DETAILS: It’s Christmas and we’re decorating baubles and having lunch together! As always, we’re here for you to share stories and chat about loss. We can’t wait to catch up and see how you are all doing at our next meet up!
Join our Facebook group
If you’re aged 18-35, have been bereaved, and live in Bristol, 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 Bristol meet up. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Ruby is 29 and born and bred in Bristol. She’s a wedding photographer by trade but comes from a family of social workers, so naturally Ruby is passionate about supporting others and guiding them through tough stages in their lives. Ruby lost her Mum & boyfriend in 2017 in two very different ways. She found Let’s Talk about Loss in February 2018, and soon became a host. She is passionate about encouraging others to talk through their grief. She fully believes a problem shared is a problem halved. Ruby loves hosting outdoor & creative meetups and anything to do with brunch foods.
Alice is 25 and lives in a town in Somerset. She loves to connect with young grievers, listen to people and try to help where possible. Alice loves getting outside in the fresh air – enjoying nature and exploring new places. She is a self confessed dog lover!
Kyla is 30 years old and from Bristol. She works full time for Network Rail and when she is not working she spends most of her time with her husband and four year old son. She enjoys cake, a good cup of tea, binging on TV series and live music! Since losing her sister, Kyla has started blogging and has an Instagram account dedicated to her grief, after losing her 24 year old sister in 2016. She is also open to about talking about mental health issues since her bereavement, to help break social stigma and create more awareness about the real highs and lows of grief.
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.
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