We are hiring!
May 27: Find out more about an exciting opportunity to join our small team as our new Events & Community Fundraiser - and make a real difference to the growth of The Compassionate Friends.
Bearing The Unbearable with Dr Joanne Cacciatore
May 8: Join bereaved mother and traumatic grief expert, Dr Joanne Cacciatore, as she shares her reflections on love, loss and the heartbreaking path of grief after the death of a child.
Upright With Knickers On
Mar 17: Three bereaved mums - Kelly, Anne and Jill; three dads - Terry, Andrew and Graham; and a bereaved sibling - Rachael, spoke movingly and with huge courage and honesty about what has helped them survive and find meaning and hope again after the death of their child or sibling.
My Champion, Me - Let's Talk Self-compassion with Sangeeta Mahajan
Feb 18: Dr Sangeeta Majahan lost her only son to suicide over 6 years ago. In her second online talk for TCF she shares with us her reflections around the themes of loss, grief and self-compassion.
Legacies from Grief
Jan 27: A new book has just been published with contributions from many members of The Compassionate Friends, offering hope to bereaved families after the death of a child.
YouTube Channel launched
Jan 7: The Compassionate Friends UK have a YouTube channel! You can view, watch and listen again to our autumn series of talks, a beautiful December candle lighting event, our short film, Say Their Name, and much more.
UK Worldwide Candle Lighting 2020
Dec 15: The Compassionate Friends, UK Worldwide Candle Lighting on 13 December 2020 is available to view on YouTube on The Compassionate Friends UK channel.
2020 Book of Remembrance
Dec 8: Throughout December, you can post a message of remembrance in our 2020 Book for your son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild. You can also include a photograph with your message if you wish.
Hope of finding the mourning light through the mist of grief
Nov 13: Andrea Corrie, author of Into The Mourning Light, and also Living In The Mourning Light, spoke to a full house at a gathering of bereaved parents online on the evening of the 11th of November 2020.
Grenades and Guillotines with Cathy Rentzenbrink
Oct 16: Listen to author Cathy Rentzenbrink speak movingly and with huge honesty about the unpredictability of grief and the impact the early loss of her brother Matty had on her life and her family.
A Good Mourning
Sep 4: Join Maria Ahern for her wise, honest, moving and inspiring words as she shares her personal perspectives and reflections since the loss of her only child, her son James, and how she has found ways to have a 'good mourning'
Trustee Election 2020
Personal Reflections on Finding Meaning
Aug 6: There were so many beautiful thoughts in Sangeeta’s presentation, that I would recommend you seek out the video recording and let them all wash over you. The reactions from the watching audience were coming in waves as each person responded individually to an image or thought that resonated with them personally.
Finding Meaning After Loss
Compassion magazine - now in new flipping book format!
Grieving in isolation - stories from bereaved parents and siblings
Join us...one-off specialist virtual support groups.
Staying connected - update
Thoughts from our new Chair of Trustees
New Derbyshire bereavement support day
‘We keep him close, always’: how I survived the loss of my teenage son'
Sharing Grief, Finding Hope at 50th Anniversary
Impact Report Just Published
Launch of online newsletter for bereaved siblings
Remembering our Child – NEW leaflet and handbook just published
New advice published for professionals supporting bereaved parents and families
Just published...50th Anniversary commemorative edition of Compassion
Death of Joan Henderson, founder parent of The Compassionate Friends
"I've found a community where I can truly open up"
Scottish Gathering "emotional but there's lots of laughter too..."
Join us for Tea & Cake at Fifty
NEW - stunning butterfly design cards for any occasion
Booking opens for 50th Anniversary Gathering
Jan 23: Join us for this very special weekend of support, understanding and friendship
Book of Remembrance
Thoughts from the Chair of TCF as we approach Christmas
Fundraising concert a huge success
Singer George Shelley finds comfort at TCF retreat
New leaflets for bereaved parents and families
“The wound is where the light enters you”. Third supportive weekend for parents bereaved by suicide or substance use
Summer 2018 publications - now out
Memorial garden unveiled at Scottish Gathering
"I couldn’t imagine feeling joy like I feel today..."
"I did the unthinkable..." Overnight retreat for bereaved siblings
"If you've not been to one of these events, please go, you won't regret it".
Spring 2018 editions of TCF publications - out now
New private Facebook for parents who have suffered loss of a baby, toddler or pre-school child
New fact sheets - making a complaint to or about the NHS
Worldwide Candle Lighting 2017 - love, light and remembrance
Gathering in Northamptonshire 'bursting with positive'.
Would you like a grief companion/befriender?
At the end of the day I felt 'lighter'...support day in Hampshire
Could you be a TCF Trustee?
"I didn't want to leave. We could've stayed all week!!"
Stories of grief, hope and resilience in feature documentary
Royal mourners attend funeral of TCF President and Patron Countess Mountbatten
Death announced of Countess Mountbatten, passionate supporter of The Compassionate Friends
Charity place available in 2018 London Marathon
"Wonderful memories of a beautiful weekend filled with warmth, laughter and hope".
Supportive weekend for adult bereaved siblings
Spring editions of our publications - out now.
Help our charity to improve and develop
Making connections, finding support - retreat weekend January 2017
New private Facebook group for bereaved dads
Winter 2016/7 editions of our publications - out now.
Worldwide Candle Lighting 2016
Packed AGM spellbound by author of The Sad Book
A powerful, searingly honest account of loss at this year's National Gathering
Trustee Election Update
Stunning new look for TCF publications
We are recruiting!
Sep 14: Advert for Volunteer Coordinator role.
Notice of Trustee Election
Aug 10: Trustee election notice and nomination form
A message from the TCF Trustees
Jul 28: Message from TCF Trustees - new CEO, two new positions to be recruited, office move
New 3 day retreat offers parents support and comfort
Jul 21: Feedback from retreat for parents bereaved by suicide, addiction or substance use.
New range of TCF merchandise launched
Jun 29: New range of TCF merchandise launched
Sad news of the death Joe Lawley
Jun 13: The death of Joe Lawley, one of the Founder parents of TCF.
London Marathon runner presents cheque
Jun 13: London Marathon runner, Marcus Hunt, presents cheque to The Compassionate Friends.
Bookings for our supportive National Gathering are now open …
Jun 8: 'Continuing Love – Regaining Hope' is the theme for the National Gathering in Northampton from 7th-9th October.
Loss of a Child – New UK Facebook page
Mar 13: The Compassionate Friends UK has a new private Facebook group for any parent whose son or daughter has died at any age, and from any cause.
New Retreat for parents bereaved by suicide, addiction or substance use
‘I returned with a heightened sense of freedom – permission to grieve as I need.’