Zephyr’s first started supporting people in 2017.

Born out of love for their son Zephyr, who died just before he was born, Zeph’s parents Carly and Martin imagined a place in which, grief, love and understanding could sit hand in hand, where folk could be as comfortable smiling as they are crying, where they can gather and speak of their family members and children who have died, with as much ease as talk about our living kin.

From 2017 – 2021, Zephyr’s was a beautiful space, that was dreamed up and created, with such a lot of good people, kindness, shared compassion and love, situated at Nottingham City Hospital. During that time Zephyr’s was part of Nottingham Hospitals Charity. As our organisation has grown from strength to strength, we’ve become so much more than what can be held within bricks and mortar.

Now, moving towards becoming a charity, and working in the community, Zephyr’s is carrying all that’s been learned, continuing to flourish, and do our very best to enable bereaved families to find support and connection in each other, when, as, and if, needed. Our offer of specialist baby loss and child bereavement counselling and therapeutic support, is as important as giving those who need us the chance to pull up a chair (digitally, or side by side) and sit together with peers.

It’s a bittersweet and humbling privilege to have welcomed so many thousands of visits, in person and online.
Our creative, and holistic approach is softly nurturing, inclusive, non judgemental and open to anyone in our county, and beyond. Our events and activities have included counselling, yoga, photography, crafts, social Saturdays, seasonal walks, weekly drop ins, creative writing, celebrations, and much more.

Although times have been different since the virus began, we have continued to offer support online and over the telephone. We are hopeful that more of our face to face sessions will begin again in 2022…

No matter what, Zephyr’s is here, shining a light of hope and understanding in the darkest times.x


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