Mending Hearts Retreat delivers a unique experience for individuals experiencing the hurt and pain of a relationship breakdown or loss of a deceased loved one. Through a range of individual and group coaching sessions and activities the aim is for people to emerge from the weekend stronger and better prepared for the future. Mending hearts offers a holistic approach with activities designed to both heal and empower. As well as therapy sessions, there is a range of activities designed to bond the group and create lasting friendships.

Hosted at Fair Oak Farm Estate in East Sussex, the tech-free retreat includes social activities such as cheese & wine tasting, an arts evening and group meals. But the bigger draw might be the group and one-on-one sessions with trained therapists such as a grief & divorce coach. Taking place from 25-29 March 2021, this all inclusive retreat runs across four days and four nights and includes luxury accommodation, healthy nutritious menu's and full use of the resorts amenities and activities. Though we expect the majority of participants to be women, we are also open to men.  



Register your interest for Mending Hearts UK Retreat

     March 25-29 2021



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Fair Oak Farm

East Sussex

After having a big success with our first retreat in October 2020 we have now secured another date at our new venue the stunning Fair Oak Farm Estate in Mayfield East Sussex. Farmhouse with converted grade ll listed farm buildings and eco- lodge tree houses nestled within 12 acres of the East Sussex countryside provides the perfect retreat for large groups. Sleeps up to 36 if sharing or 16 with single occupancy. Private chef providing delicious holistic food. Hot tub on site along with fire pits and BBQ.


Gilly Da Silva 

Life Coach & Founder

Having experienced my own 

marriage breakdown after 20 years of being together, I realised I was lucky enough to have a strong network of friends to help and support me through such a difficult and sad time. Unfortunately not everyone has friends or family to offer unbiased support, so with this in mind I wanted to create a positive place for men and women to come together share their experiences, leave with new friends, learn to love themselves and be open for new love.

Heather Mallery 

Psychotherapist AdvDip MBACP, CT Dip


I am a dedicated and experienced BACP Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, CBT Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and Life Coach. I have a extensive experience working with people suffering with depression anxiety and lack of confidence issues. I also specialise in couples counselling.  I work with family therapy to enable all members of a family to understand how to help each other in their difficulties.

Support Groups


The first step to mending a broken heart is talking. At all our retreats we offer group and one to one therapy sessions. Advice on how to deal and overcome grief, anxiety and taking stock of your new life. How to get back dating and stay safe on dating apps.

Beach Meditation


Over years of finding the art of meditation, I have found it is one of the best ways to start over. To release tension and stress and be yourself again.



We believe that a healthy heart is key to a healthy mind. We will offer activities  in-between talks from yoga, country walks, painting, cheese and wine tasting, BBQ's (weather permitting) and if you fancy a pamper why not book yourself in for a massage.


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Tel: +447866495888

Email: info@mendingheartsretreat.com