Death Cafe profile for Grief Wellies


Location: United Kingdom

About Grief Wellies:

I set up Grief Wellies as a facebook site to support those who were grieving. Having been a cancer nurse for over 25 years I always thought I had a fairly good handle on death and dying. Then I lost my mum - she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour and within 6 weeks she had died. The process for me has been surprising and one of the things I decided when starting on it was to set up a Death Cafe.  A space for people to talk openly about death and dying and everything inbetween.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

As above I have always worked in cancer nursing but since losing my mum have wanted to do more on a personal level for my local community


What would you like your legacy to be?

Tried her best, made mistakes but never promised what she couldn't do.


Thoughts for sharing:

"Grief has no rules. Sometimes you've just got to put on your wellies and stomp through the mud day by day "


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Grief Wellies's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Grief wellies Death Cafe Bedfordshire BST Online

Posted by Grief Wellies on May 22, 2020, 3:43 a.m.


With Cathryn Watters

May 23, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Greenwich )

Accepts donations

Our virtual cafe's are a relaxed forum to discuss and support

Go on give it a go - you might enjoy it...

Please upload the Zoom app and then use ...



Death Cafe write up: Grief wellies Death Cafe Bedfordshire Online

Posted by Grief Wellies on May 22, 2020, 3:41 a.m.

This was our first one on line - using zoom. I was a bit nervous as to how it woudl go but it worked reallly well.

We had 7 of us including 2 new members of our group - 1 all the way from Saudi !!

Great to share 

We are holding them every fortnight moving forward



Death Cafe: Grief wellies Death Cafe Bedfordshire Online

Posted by Grief Wellies on April 30, 2020, 7:02 p.m.


With Cathryn Watters

May 9, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Greenwich )

Accepts donations


New Blog post: Death wellies and tea!

Posted by Grief Wellies on April 30, 2020, 6:58 p.m.


https://keeleyhouseblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/death-wellies-tea/“Grief has no rules, sometimes you’ve got to just put on your welly’s and stomp through the mud, day by day”

Since setting up Grief wellies 7 years ago I have been dabbling with the idea of running a “Death Cafe” but it never seemed the right time. I think mainly because it’s taken me this long to really process my own response to ...



Practitioners question: 1st death cafe

Posted by Grief Wellies on Oct. 28, 2019, 5:23 a.m. 1 comment


1st death cafe

so I am holding my first cafe this week - any pointers for how to start off?

Death Cafe: Grief Wellies Death Cafe Cranfield

Posted by Grief Wellies on Sept. 16, 2019, 7:14 a.m.



With Cathryn Watters

Feb. 18, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (UK)

Accepts donations

Our strapline is

"Grief has no rules. Sometimes you've just got to put on your wellies and stomp through the mud day by day "

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