Meet up in... Derby

Next meet up date:

DATE: first meet up date coming soon



DETAILS: We can’t wait for our first meet up in Derby. We’re organising it now. In the meantime, why not join the Facebook group and get chatting to other young grievers?

How to join the meet up

Join our Facebook group

If you’re aged 18-35, have been bereaved, and live in Derby, 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.

Email us

If you don’t have access to Facebook, that’s no problem! Email us to chat about the next Derby meet up. Our email is or you can use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Meet your Derby Hosts

A photo of Rebecca, a white woman with brown curly hair, stood on a beach wearing sunglasses

She moved down to Derby in 2019 to study photography at university and this is when she noticed she loves psychology more than photography and took an unintentional gap year. She is someone who cannot sit still or be in one place for long she is now studying online full-time while working. But she loves Derby, especially being near the Peak District which she loves to explore in her limited free time.

Her adolescent and young adult years have been filled with bereavement. Recently, her Mum passed away on Boxing Day 2022 after a short fight with pancreatic cancer. Talking to a flatmate about her own grief battles prompted her to wonder how others cope with grief, especially without such good support as she had. After learning that her local area does not have a Host, she wanted to change that by getting the Derby group started. Even though she is struggling herself, Rebecca is always willing to help others.

When Rebecca isn’t a working bee, she loves to spend time exploring nature and the world, she is excited about an upcoming cruise trip to Norway in November, and in the evenings without fail, she is under a blanket with hot chocolate reading a book.

A silhouette of an unidentified person

We’re looking for a co-Host to support Rebecca with getting the Derby group up and running. If you’re interested, please email

We can't wait to meet you! Email to chat

Got questions or want to speak to us?


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.