Pop Up Good Grief Cafes

Our Pop Up Cafés were launched in 2019 to offer a friendly place out in the community to pop along and find others who may have been through a similar bereavement.

Since March 2020 we have been running our Virtual Cafes while we are all in lock-down during the Coronavirus crisis.

The purpose of the Good Grief Pop Up Café is to offer an umbrella of support in local communities and raise awareness of our online database which unite bereavement services across the country.

We provide both the bereaved and bereavement specialists, a way to connect with their local communities and by sharing stories, can hopefully help each other find a way forward.

We are delighted that we will be starting to open our Pop Up Cafes once again out in the community, as the restrictions start to ease.

If you would like to support anyone locally who is grieving, by setting up a Cafe event, please email us hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org for details on the process of joining our team of volunteeer cafe hosts.

 

 

GOOD GRIEF VIRTUAL AND POP UP CAFES

Our Virtual and Pop Up Cafes open regularly both online and in the community.

You are more than welcome to join - please see the details for our virtual Cafes below:

  • Wednesdays at 12pm to 1pm is open for anyone to attend.
  • Wednesdays at 7.30pm to 8.30pm is open to our LGBTQ community
  • Sunday evenings from 6pm to 7pm is our Moving Forward cafes, for those who are a less raw with their grief

Please email at hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org to register for all our Cafes.

All new members will receive our Good Grief Membership Pack and will be notified of updates, news and events throughout the year.

A few notes about our Cafes:

  • Our Cafes are open for anyone bereaved, to come together for a social gathering and share your experience with others who are grieving, in a kind, supportive environment.
  • Please respect others privacy in the group, by keeping any conversations shared, strictly confidential. We want everyone to feel relaxed and able to talk freely in the Cafe.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our cafe hosts

Pat

When my partner Mike died suddenly and unexpectedly, my world changed beyond anything I could have imagined. I can only describe it as like a bomb went off in my head. Mike went on holiday to Mexico and died in the sea. First I heard he was missing so I flew out there to look for him.

Rach

My wife Kris, died at the end of November 2019, we had been together for 13 years had two kids, two dogs a lovely home and a life that was tough at times but great and I am so grateful for every minute, hour, week, month, and year we had together both good and bad.

Georgia

I am running the young person LGBTQ+ cafes and also the Good Grief young person cafes. I started volunteering for the Good Grief Trust a year ago after losing my brother suddenly in 2019. In the firstfew months after my brother passed, I found grief isolating and overwhelming and wanted to talk to other people who were my age and who had been in a similar position.

Nicky

I lost my Mum on 8th December 2020. As an only child of a single mother, the loss is immense. My Mum and I were extremely close and shared a unique bond.

Carol

My husband, Miles, died at the age of 50 in May 2019. Nothing prepared me for the shock of his sudden death; it had been caused by his addiction to alcohol. He was in total denial that he had a problem right up until the day he was admitted to hospital. He died just six days later.

GOOD GRIEF POP UP CAFES

Bringing the Bereaved Community Together

Welcome everyone

Our Cafes are hosted by our volunteers and offer an informal group to meet out in the community to make local connections.

We know that many of you will be struggling and may feel alone and isolated in your grief.  These Cafes are a way of meeting up with others who will understand.  Others in the group may have been through a recent bereavement, or may have lost someone a while ago and just want to chat and share thoughts about how they are feeling.

 

Greenacres Partnership

Join the lovely team at Greenacres, and Good Grief volunteer hosts for a regular Pop Up Cafe at four Parkland sites. You will find a friendly place, to make new connections in the local area, and meet others who are bereaved.

Learn more about these tranquil, beautiful venues here: https://www.greenacresgroup.co.uk/

Details of Cafes below - to register please scan the poster, or

email hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org 

 

Heatherley Wood

Join us at our Heatherley Wood Pop Up Grief cafes on the first Saturday of every month from 10am -12pm.
The Good Grief Trust are partnering with Greenacres Cemeteries & Ceremonial Parks to create community support for the bereaved by opening regular Pop Up Cafes in their beautiful parklands, and offer help and hope to those are bereaved.
Please register by using the QR code below or by emailing: hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

Kemnal Park

Join us at our Kemnal Park Pop Up Grief cafes on the first Saturday of every month from 10am -12pm.
The Good Grief Trust are partnering with Greenacres Cemeteries & Ceremonial Parks to create community support for the bereaved by opening regular Pop Up Cafes in their beautiful parklands, and offer help and hope to those are bereaved.
Please register by using the QR code below or by emailing: hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

Chiltern Park

Join us at our Chiltern Park Pop Up Grief cafes on second Thursday of every month from 5pm to 7pm.
The Good Grief Trust are partnering with Greenacres Cemeteries & Ceremonial Parks to create community support for the bereaved by opening regular Pop Up Cafes in their beautiful parklands, and offer help and hope to those are bereaved.
Please register by using the QR code below or by emailing: hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

Epping Forest

Join us at our Epping Forest Pop Up Grief cafes on the last Saturday of the month from 10am - 12pm noon.
The Good Grief Trust are partnering with Greenacres Cemeteries & Ceremonial Parks to create community support for the bereaved by opening regular Pop Up Cafes in their beautiful parklands, and offer help and hope to those are bereaved.
Please register by using the QR code below or by emailing: hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

Rainford

Join us at our Pop Up Grief Cafe on the last Thursday of the month - 5pm to 7pm at Rainford.
The Good Grief Trust are partnering with Greenacres Cemeteries & Ceremonial Parks to create community support for the bereaved by opening regular Pop Up Cafes in their beautiful parklands, and offer help and hope to those are bereaved.
Please register by using the QR code below or by emailing: hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

VIRTUAL CAFES

During the pandemic, we launched our weekly Virtual Cafes.

Please join us online on Zoom to connect with those who are bereaved and share stories with others who understand. These are relaxed, informal social gatherings, offering peer to peer support.

To register for a Cafe, please email us hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org 

Cafe organisers & Volunteers

Latest Update: As COVID19 restrictions ease, we are delighted to be able to offer our Cafe Packs again.

Inside each Pack is a selection of goodies so you can run your own event and choose when and where the Cafe will open. You may choose to run the Cafe on a regular basis, and/or for one off events to promote a local service, or act as a fundraiser for your own organisation.

Contents: Bunting, stickers, 30 no. Good Grief cards, Good Grief umbrella and base

Open our branded Good Grief umbrella, with it's lightweight portable base and decorate your venue with our bunting. Give out stickers and our Good Grief cards to your attendees.  Digital empty belly posters are available to download, print and display details on your events.

Please email us if you are interested in ordering a pack (£65) and joining our mailing list and we will send you full details with a set up guide. Hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

Thank you for helping to support your community through their grief.

 

Freddie's Wish

We want to send our heartfelt thanks this wonderful charity for their incredibly kind donation of £4,400 to help continue launching new Cafes and for the production of our Good Grief Cards.  We are extremely grateful, as this is the second time Freddie's Wish have supported our work.  They also donated £10,000 in 2019 to help us launch and drive forward our Pop Up Cafes in the Community.

This donation was emergency funding to help our charity meet the immediate needs of those bereaved during the current Coronavirus crisis.

Freddie’s Wish is a registered charity with love at it’s heart, wanting to help those who have lost a child of any age and offer support and care when needed. This charity has been set up because Charlotte Jolliffe's son, Freddie, was sadly taken from her in a tragic car accident in December 2014.

Please click here to visit their website for more information about their support for bereaved parents.

freddieswish.org

 

 

POP UP CAFE CALENDAR 2021  -

2022 DATES COMING SOON 

(Subject to Covid19 Lockdown restrictions) Our next Pop Up Cafes will be held in:

Camborne - Cornwall

Venue: Revive Cafe Camborne

REVIVE Church, The Living Room. Kerrier Way. Camborne, Cornwall. TR14 8FH

This Cafe opens every 2 weeks on a Wednesday from 10am -

Cafe dates:

  • 25th Augustus
  • 8th September
  • 22nd September
  • 6th October
  • 20th October
  • 3rd November
  • 17th November
Witney

Venue: Fat Lils Cafe

64A Corn St, Witney OX28 6BS

The Witney cafe is on the second Thursday of every month from 3-5pm.

POP UP CAFE CALENDAR 2020

(Subject to Covid19 Lockdown restrictions) Our next Pop Up Cafes will be held in:

Barton-On-Sea - Hampshire

Venue:

The Cliff House - Barton on Sea

Marine Dr W, Barton on Sea, New Milton BH25 7QL

This Pop Up Cafe is run every 2 weeks on a Monday morning from 10am - 11.30am

Cafe dates;

2nd November

16th November

23rd November

7th December

 

 

Redruth - Cornwall

Venue:

Amy's Kitchen and Bar

Trevisky, Redruth TR16 6AS

This Cafe opens every 2 weeks on a Wednesday from 10am -

Cafe dates:

28th October

4th November

11th November

18th November

 

POP UP CAFE CALENDAR 2019

Bringing the Community Together

Our next Pop Up Cafes will be held in:

London

Venue: Mercato Metropolitano,
42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
Saturday 16th March - 2pm - 4.30pm

Drop in - pop by for a cup of tea, delicious Italian coffee & cake

Saturday 20th April - 2pm - 4.30pm - (Easter Egg Hunt)

Drop in - if you would like to take part in our Easter Egg Hunt, please book a place hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

Monday October 21st - 2pm - 4pm

Mercato Metropolitano - Good Grief Cookery Class & Cafe

We have another of our very popular Good Grief Cookery Classes & Pop Up Cafe planned for October 21st, to be held in Mercato Metropolitano. This market is full of stalls selling delicious Italian treats, it has live music and lots of interesting and tasty Italian foodie places to try. It's also got a fab little back street cinema as well.

 

Bognor Regis

Café run by My Sister’s House, the only women’s centre in West Sussex, My Sisters’ House is a grassroots organisation set up in August 2014 by a group of local women. Embedded in the Bognor Regis community, we work across the coastal area of West Sussex. They provide a wide range of support needs to women from all backgrounds facing all kinds of issues where their strengths are recognised, their difficulties acknowledged and where they can achieve positive change they are proud of. They are delighted to join the Good Grief Pop Up café initiative and look forward to welcoming any women who feels they need to share their grief and loss with like-minded women. Their kitchen table ethos matches this initiative perfectly where informal support, tea & talk work works wonders.

  • Sunday 10 November 2019 between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 8 December 2019 between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 12 January between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 9 February between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 8 March between 2-4pm
Harrogate

Venue: Option Ve - Vegetarian and vegan 108 Mayfield Grove, Harrogate, HG1 5EY Friday 8th November 3pm until 5pm. Thereafter first Friday in the month 3pm until 5pm

We are launching a monthly Pop Up Café to offer a friendly place out in the community to pop along and find others who may have been through a similar bereavement. Come and join us for a cuppa and a piece of cake - all are welcome! Parking: either in surrounding streets 2 hrs with parking disk or 5 mins walk away near Grove Road Primary School
Isle of Wight

Venue: God's Providence House,
12 St Thomas' St,
Newport Isle of Wight PO30 1SL
www.godsprovidencehouse.com

The first Pop Up Cafe will take place on:

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019 between 2.30pm and 4pm
  • Wednesday 2nd October between 2.30pm and 4pm
  • Wednesday 13th November between 2.30pm and 4pm
  • Wednesday 11th December between 2.30pm and 4pm

Venue: Green Room,
Salisbury Gardens,
Dudley Road,
Ventnor PO38 1EJ

The Pop Up Cafe will take place on:

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019 between 2.30pm and 4pm
  • Thursday 7th November between 2.30pm and 4pm

Drop-in Community Café,
West Wight Sports and Community Centre,
Freshwater

  • Tuesday 26th November 10 - 12.30

Monkton Arts and Lounge Coffee Bar,
East Street,
Ryde

The Pop Up Cafe will take place on:

  • Thursday November 7th 11.30 - 3.30
  • Thursday December 5th 11.30 - 3.30

Pop Up Cafe St Mary's Hospital Newport

The Pop Up Cafe will take place on Monday December 16th 9.30 - 11.30. Please join us at St Mary's Hospital in the Conference Room upstairs by the main Restaurant. This will be the Launch of The Good Grief Trust Cards and Information in the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. There will be a short Memorial Service in the Hospital Chapel after. There will also be cards to write the name of Loved Ones and Tea Lights to light for Remembrance. Tea and Coffee will also be available.

We held our first Pop Up Cafe at this fabulous central London Italian indoor outdoor market. Over 20 people came along, with and without their children who were at all different stages of their grief.  We ate cake, dunked delicious Italian biscotti and even made pasta together in a brilliant Cookery Class.

It was a relaxed few hours spent in the company of others who 'get it'. The warmth, understanding and empathy everyone had for each other was just really lovely to be part of........we hope you will join us soon x

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