Way Up is an active, online self-help group aimed at providing mutual support to those who have been widowed primarily, but not exclusively, in their 50’s and 60’s. Based in the UK, our free to join members-only forum is an important aspect of our group and is a way to initiate friendships, to exchange views and to give and to receive care and support.
The emotional and often practical advice and support we share on our online forum can make us feel much less isolated and alone in a world where we have been thrown so wildly off course. When we read how others feel we realise we are not alone, that there are others who totally ‘get it’. Although our non-widowed friends try to help and may think they understand they often just can’t appreciate the depth of our pain, or understand how lost we feel.
As well as our online forum, we also meet up with each other in the ‘real world’. Our online forum means that such meets can be arranged safely and securely with access being for members only.
Please note that we are a national group, we do not have a formal network of local groups or area organisers. Events are organised by any of our members, for any of our members, and have taken place locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally! From a simple meeting over coffee and cake, to holidays all over the world, only members can gain access to details of events, meetings or indeed to other members.