WHO WE ARE

embark2 is an on line forum set up to support anyone who has lost a partner by providing opportunities for them to access peer support and activities so they can start the process of rebuilding their life.

embark2 has been developed by widow/ers who understand what it means to lose someone close and how challenging it is to remake your life.

The aim is that embark2 will support members by offering a variety of activities, on a not for profit basis. Holidays, in particular, can be a very difficult prospect when you’ve lost your partner. Where trips were once a relaxing time that was planned and enjoyed together, now you are faced with the challenge of organising a holiday and perhaps even going away on your own for the first time.

The purpose of joining embark2 is to help, encourage and support you to go away with other widow/ers who are in a similar situation to yourself, understand what you are going through and just how hard it can be to holiday after losing your partner. Members of embark2 are often surprised by the support they have received and friendships they have made when joining a holiday after the loss of their partner.

Recent trips away have included holidays in Barcelona and Portugal, walking weekends and holidays in the Lake District, Yorkshire and Northumberland.

‘All I can say is very simple and that is “thanks”…such a wonderful week with wonderful people’

‘Special thanks to you all for making this a truly exceptional holiday’

‘The glorious weather and location have been fabulous but we all know it’s the people we’re with that make it wonderful – you have all been amazingly wonderful’

Our Pages

embark2 aims to provide support to those who have experienced the loss of their 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 to meet others who understand what it means to have lost their partner and who, like you, 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 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 empty days when the support 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, to receive and provide support to fellow members, to have a place to make sense of our new life and to deal with the feelings of guilt which are so often present when we embark on the process of living again.

Our Forums, Your Community

The Journal

This is the name of our open forum where embark2 members can chat to each other, discuss holiday arrangements, ask for advice or leave feedback on embark2 holidays. The Journal is open to all members.

The Calendar

This is where you will find details of all holidays offered by embark2. As a member, you will be notified via email of all holidays as they are announced on the embark2 website.

Members may also create their own events exclusively for members of embark2 such as meeting up for coffee, meals, days out etc.

Events

This is where you will find details of all events offered by embark2. If you wish to be notified about new events, please use the Subscribe option –  you will then be notified of relevant events as they are announced on the embark2 website.  Naturally, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Members may also create their own events exclusively for members of embark2 such as meeting up for coffee, meals, days out etc.

P.S. forum

This is the name of our closed forum which aims to support members who have found a new partner.

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