Summer 2019: 62 km photo-story & other news

I’ve now returned home from my extended visit to Australia, meeting (most of) my partner’s large family for the first time. This was the third year of my kilometres = years birthday walking challenge on behalf of the Samaritans. I walked 32 km while still in Australia, and another 30 km back home here in…

Next retreats: Hawick, Sussex, Devon

The next Living with Loss event open to all is a mid-week retreat in the Scottish countryside – Hawick in the borders, not far from Carlisle. Whitchester is a lovely quiet property with comfortable rooms, a great meeting room, an art room, a conservatory, and excellent home cooked meals with home-grown vegetables, set in glorious…

A quick update

A bit of news from our Living with Loss project. Events With our next retreat at Lee Abbey just around the corner – and fully booked, I believe – I thought it would be worthwhile to mention the next 3 retreats, which are: 18-20 January 2019 – “Christians Bereaved by Suicide” weekend retreat at the…

Bereaved by suicide – a supported retreat

UPDATE 27/1/19: The retreat explained below has now passed. We had a small group of people, all of whom had experienced one or more suicides amongst their close family, and I believe everyone gained something from our time – as one lady wrote, “A very special time. … I have been looking forward to this…

Bereaved by Suicide

This post is a follow on to the previous article on depression, treatment, and the depressed Christian. Celebrity deaths by suicide often precipitate another round of public discussion about depression, mental illness, and the importance of talking about our problems and not just keeping everything inside. There are other topics that come out too, such…