We are run a meeting per week- alternating Mondays and Tuesdays. Check the 'Next Meeting' box for more details. Their duration is 2 hours, from 7-9pm.
London. Devonshire Square WeWork, Building 8, EC2M 4YF. (Directly opposite Liverpool St station).
There is no appointment necessary. Simply arrive 15 minutes ahead of the meeting.
Our grief support meetings have been set up as a means to connect young adults who have all experienced loss and are looking for others who understand.
We feel that the best form of therapy is always to talk. Professional help may be something you’ve already tried? Or perhaps the only people you know who have also lost somebody are a lot older than you, and you feel you are unable to relate?
We’ve found that discussing our stories of grief with other young adults, all at similar stages in life, really helps us connect on a far deeper level of understanding.
There is absolutely no pressure to talk when you arrive at a group. All that we do ask is that ahead of the meeting you introduce yourself and tell us who it is you would like to remember. And then listen-up as the room opens to conversation regarding highs and lows, worries and concerns and positive thought connected to our journeys with loss.
The idea for the meetings was one born out of friendship. Jack lost his dad, Dave, in 2013 to skin cancer. Matt’s dad, Rich died in 2014 of a sudden heart attack. And Ben’s dad, Steve died of a brain tumour in 2016. The grief the boys experienced had been isolating, but in meeting each other through chance their friendship turned into support and understanding. The idea was to provide a platform for others in similar position to join the conversation and to not feel alone in their journeys.
Since launching in May 2018, we have met over 200 young adults who have all shown a desire to live their lives in spite of grief. Simply put, we all belong to a pretty rubbish club. Once in that club, you quickly become aware of its other members. Here we acknowledge that we are not alone, building a community of like-minded individuals all set out to look out for one and other during life’s difficult moments.
The New Normal is a proud to provide non-professional support. It may be that we are not best placed to help you at this time or you could need someone to talk to at difficult times between meetings. If that's the case we would always encourage you speak to the Samaritans. No judgement. No pressure. They're there for anyone who needs someone. You can call them free on 116 123 or visit their website www.samaritans.org for more information.