Together in Grief

Together in Grief helps people cope with the loss of loved ones. It offers supportive walking and yoga sessions with others who share the experience of bereavement.


“You can just walk and talk, and you don't have to talk about your grief. You can talk about all sorts of things, and it just helps to put everything in perspective. And it helps you to smile again.”

What is Together in Grief?

Together in Grief (TiG) is a programme that supports people after they’ve lost loved ones. It offers 10 weeks of easy-paced walks or gentle yoga sessions. The idea is to help people experiencing loss and grief to be physically active in a supportive environment with other people who are dealing with the enormity of bereavement.

Who is it for?

TiG supports men and women who are experiencing bereavement. Participants need to be registered with a Hull GP or have a Hull postcode (this is a requirement of the programme funding). If you do not have a Hull GP or postcode but feel you would benefit from some supportive exercise sessions, please contact us on admin@fitmums.org.uk – we can help in other ways.

What will I get out of it?

We know that being active can support mental health, and can be a particular help at times of bereavement. Walking in the fresh air provides many physical health benefits and it can lift the spirits; while yoga can ease you into being more active, and relieve stress and anxiety. Many bereaved people also find support in being with others in a similar position – knowing that you are not the only one experiencing particular thoughts and feelings can be an incredible help. The aim of TiG is to provide safe and nurturing sessions for participants to experience the benefits of being active alongside other people in a similar position. We hope that, as happens at our other fitness sessions, friendships will be formed and that it will be a positive, healing experience for both body and mind.

How have the sessions helped other people already?

25 people joined our first walking programme. They found a support network of people who understood exactly how they were feeling – which helped them enormously. Hear more from them here and read what they have to say here.

Where and when are the sessions?

The walks and yoga sessions will take place across Hull, in the daytime as well as evenings, from September 2021.

For details of dates and venues, please contact our programme coordinator on together@fitmums.org.uk.

Who leads the sessions? Will I be able to keep up?

TiG walks are led by trained walk leaders who will make sure that the group stays together and that no one is left behind or on their own. And the focus will be on ‘walk and talk’ rather than a workout!

TiG yoga sessions are delivered by a qualified yoga teacher. The gentle, therapeutic sessions are suitable for all abilities.

Our staff are not trained counsellors but will facilitate the sessions so that participants can talk to each other and the leaders as much or as little as they like.

How much does it cost?

This programme is free to participants. It also includes free membership of Fitmums & Friends (for the remainder of the membership year) so that you can continue to be active with others at your local club after the programme has finished. If you would like a little extra support to get started at your local club, we have lots of ways we can help with that – just ask us.

How can I take part?

To sign up, please contact our programme coordinator on together@fitmums.org.uk or complete this form. Participants can also be referred to the programme by a GP, another medical professional, a friend or a family member.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact our programme coordinator on together@fitmums.org.uk.

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