What to expect at Forwards?


The purpose of the group is to assist those who have lost their partner by providing a friendly relaxed atmosphere in which they can begin once again to socialise with others in the same position, regardless of the length of bereavement.


We offer empathy rather than sympathy. We may not know exactly how you feel but we have all shared the experience.


Those days when we feel like crying and those days when we feel guilty for enjoying ourselves.


But our aim is to bring back the happiness and enjoyment into our lives.


Our members are from all walks of life, of a varied age range, of varied interests and good company!


We organise walks, meals at various pubs and have other regular events.

We have regular group holidays

Have a look at our photos page to see pictures of our events, days out and holidays.


We are not a dating club, but from time to time friendships will devolop.


Hopefully the group will be the vehicle for new friendships, as it has been for many of us.

'Forwards' is a North East Essex

Bereavement Group

based in Colchester, Essex


Please check the 'Current Events' and 'Future Events' pages for our next meeting & diary of events