May 15, 2023

Caroline helping to build the community she wish existed

Caroline Winter wishes an organisation like First Light existed when her husband died in 2013. But almost a decade on, the journalist is giving back to […]
April 19, 2023

Help on hand for men too, at Camp Widow Australia

Aus Watt knows all too well how difficult it can be for a widowed man to get help. The father-of-one was looking for support when he […]
April 12, 2023

How giving back helped Cobie in her own grief

Cobie Lee and her husband Joseph were joyfully awaiting the birth of their third child in 2013 when her life was turned upside down following his […]
March 5, 2023

Our stories: Kate and Tim

I grew up with both of my parents full of love and support for each other, and plenty of love for myself and my 3 siblings. […]
February 2, 2023

Our stories: Amanda and Brian

My husband Brian was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2003 when our daughter Ellie was six months old. We had been married for a year […]
February 7, 2020

Danielle reflects on Camp Widow 2017

I’m going to be honest. Walking into Camp Widow 2017 was overwhelming. And I will admit, my first instinct was to run away. Not because of […]
June 24, 2019

Emma’s Story: How Camp Widow changed my grief

I decided to attend Camp Widow in the USA, in 2016, two years after Shane passed away because my friend Rebecca (from First Light) had been […]
July 13, 2018

45% Parenting: a curse of the solo parent

An excerpt from Chris Martin’s blog, Just A Dad Not blowing my own trumpet here, but I reckon I’m doing alright at this parenting gig. Which, […]
June 14, 2018

Social anxiety and grief

An excerpt from Emma Hopkins-Curry’s blog, Widow Mama. So, I haven’t written in a while. I have wanted to, but kept thinking that it was the same […]