‘Grief is in two parts. The first is experiencing a loss. The second is the remaking of life.’(Anne Roiphe)

embark2 aims to provide support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a partner and provides opportunities so that they can start the process of remaking their life.

embark2 is there to help  you whether you have been recently bereaved or bereaved some time ago, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or orientation.

We all experience loss differently and embark2 is a place for you to find peer to peer support and meet others who understand what it means to have lost their partner and who are faced with the challenge of trying to rebuild their lives.

It is often the case that in the days and weeks after our loss, friends and family rally around and we are often kept busy. Eventually, for many of us, that support can fall away and we find that we have more and more time to fill and have empty days when the support and friendship of others is needed.

embark2 provides opportunities to meet up by providing weekends away and holidays, where we can share our experiences of grief in a safe environment, receive and provide support to fellow members, have a place to make sense of our new life and deal with the feelings of guilt which are so often present when we embark on the process of living again.

All holidays organised by embark2 are offered on a not-for-profit basis.


How to join

Joining embark2 is easy, just complete the on-line enrolment form, provide a brief bio of your circumstances to include such things as your hobbies etc. Uploading a photograph is also appreciated by other members. Your bio and photo will be accessible only to embark2 members.

You will be asked to provide a user name. Our preferred format is ‘first name_town’ eg ‘John_Newcastle’. The system will not allow a duplicate user name and if this is the case please add a number to your name for example, ’John2_Newcastle’.

Once your membership has been approved you will receive notification via email and you will have access to the site.

If you require more information or have any other general enquiry about scheduled holidays contact us at:

Email                    enquiries@embark2.co.uk

Telephone           07498623819

Telephone line opening hours:

Monday               3pm to 7pm

Tuesday               3pm to 7 pm

Wednesday        no service

Thursday             9am to 1pm

Friday                   9am to 1pm

Saturday              9am to 1pm

Sunday no service

Bank holidays     no service

If we are not available please leave a message and we will return your call the next working day.

Our telephone is set up to bar calls from withheld numbers and is not there to provide emotional support.

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Meet The Team


Executive Director I was widowed in 2013 after 27 years of marriage to Joyce. I have [...]


Executive Officer My husband Tom died in 2016. I live in Co. Durham-perfect location for my love [...]


I lost my husband in 2010. I'm an Essex girl but have lived in the North East for the last 40 years


Executive Officer I was widowed in 2010, live in Yorkshire and am currently still working 4 [...]


Executive Officer I was widowed in 2007, I live in North Cheshire. My main interests are: walking and [...]