The Compassionate Friends UK has just set up a new group for fathers whose son or daughter has died at any age, and from any cause. Your loss can have been just a short time ago or many years previously - all are warmly welcome. We hope the group will offer fathers an opportunity for discussion from a dad's perspective, a chance to share experiences as a bereaved dad, talk through things that might have been helpful, get feedback and perhaps others' perspectives, and hopefully find some support, encouragement, hope and friendship.
At our supportive retreats and weekends we find that often the dads' only discussion groups are really well attended, and the discussion often continues after the allotted time - with dads wanting to get together again during the weekend. So, we thought we would start a private online group where fathers can talk in a similar way.
If you would like to join this new UK Facebook group, then please could you email Paul and John at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting access to the Bereaved Dads Facebook group.
Please be patient if you don't hear from us right away...but we will try to get back to you within 24 hours. Thank you.