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Three-day retreat for parents bereaved by suicide, addiction or substance use

An opportunity to come and meet with others who understand the pain of the loss of a beloved son or daughter, and to immerse yourself in the comfort and warmth of a dedicated team of bereaved parent supporters.

Three-day retreat for parents bereaved by suicide, addiction or substance use

Woodbrooke, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham B29 6LJ.
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11 July 2016 – 13 July 2016

Woodbrooke, Birmingham

ALMOST FULLY BOOKED.
Before booking online, please call our office on 0345 1203785 or email info@tcf.org.uk to check room availability. Thank you.


These three days will be a mixture of discussions and activities which you are free to participate in as much or as little as you wish. Most of all, this is an opportunity to spend a few days away with people who truly understand what it means to be a parent bereaved in these particularly difficult ways.

The venue – Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre – is the Grade II listed former family home of the chocolate maker, George Cadbury, and is located within easy reach of Birmingham city centre. Set in ten acres of organically managed gardens and woodlands, including a lake and a walled garden, this unique and historic house offers a relaxed and welcoming environment, with a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity.

Please note that this is not a religious retreat. The Compassionate Friends has no religious affiliation, and we welcome parents from all faith backgrounds and none.

The cost is £235 per person and this includes full board from Monday afternoon tea through to Wednesday after lunch. Places are limited, so please book early.

If you are a donating member of The Compassionate Friends the cost is reduced to £205 per person. (If you are not a donating member, you can join TCF by calling us on 0345 120 3785 (Mon – Fri: 9.30 am – 4.15 pm) to pay your membership and receive the discounted members’ price on this retreat.

Some bursaries are available to help with costs. Please call us or email to find out more and to request a bursary application form.

Download our leaflet to find out more information about this retreat.

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