Grief tending in Community Events

In addition to events that are open to all, this autumn we are offering a special series of events for people who long or longed to be parents and who, for any reason, are not. As well as shorter on line workshops we’re hoping to run something in person this winter. Sign up for email updates to get the full picture as things change with COVID.

See more about our range of workshops, including the shape of the journey, different formats we offer, the mystery of doing deep work on line, and some frequently asked questions.

The End of the Line – Tending the Grief of unwanted childlessness

A series of events for those who are childless not by choice. Hosted by Sophy, Dita and Alison Heatherington, we are offering an evening talk, two short workshops and a full weekend to explore, honour and share the grief of not becoming the parent you long to be.

To see the full programme of events, including how to book, click here

I find it enriching to hear of others’ grief which then becomes our collective grief.  The whole day is held with respect, attentiveness and skill.”  (Lynne, one day workshop)


All times given are for the UK. If you can’t afford to pay on the sliding scale please be in touch with the organiser.

Workshops open to all

Saturday 5th September: Grief tending together – a one day COVID aware, live gathering in Gresham, N Norfolk. Download the flyer (at the bottom of the list) for full details or contact Natasha:

Friday 9th October: Grief circle, short workshop on line. 9.30am – 1.30pm Cost £35 – £60 sliding scale. Facilitated by Sophy plus team. Book here

Wednesday 28th October: Writing out grief, short workshop on line, 3 – 7pm. Cost £35 – 60 sliding scale. Facilitated by Sophy plus team. Book here.

Weekend of 5 – 6th December: Grief tending in community. We are hoping that we can offer a workshop this weekend, in person or on line. It feels very uncertain with the unknown future landscape of COVID. If you’re interested to attend please let us know and we’ll keep you informed.

End of the Line Events Autumn 2020

For those who are childless, not by choice. All are on line via Zoom. All times UK local time. Full details and booking links are here.

Thursday 17th September: Exploring the landscape of the grief of childlessness – experiential evening with Sophy, Dita and Alison. £by donation

Thursday 24th September 3-7pm Grief circle, short workshop. Facilitated by Sophy and Dita. £35-60 sliding scale, bursaries available.

Saturday October 17th 9.30am – 1.30pm : Grief circle, short workshop. Facilitated by Dita and Emma. £35-60 sliding scale, bursaries available.

Saturday – Sunday November 7th 10am-8th 4pm: Deep dive into the grief of childlessness. We will alternate between time together on Zoom (up to 2 hours at a time) and practices to do in your own space. On Saturday evening you are invited to create your own ceremony, supported by the team and the group. Facilitated by Sophy and Dita. More information and booking details here

Flyer for 5th September in person workshop in N Norfolk:

If there’s something you’re looking for and you can’t find it here have a look at our links page, or get in touch and let us know.