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 therapy, coaching sessions and group social 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 the beautiful Fair Oak Farm Estate in Mayfield, East Sussex, the tech-free retreat includes social activities such as cheese & wine tasting, and arts evening. 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, yoga and meditation plus group BBQs around the fire pit and full use of the resorts amenities and activities.  From May 2022 we will be launching a new retreat venue in Bali, Indonesia, please register below and check out our Bali page on the menu bar. Though we expect the majority of participants to be women, we are also open to men.  


Fair Oak Farm,Mayfield, East Sussex

Register your interest for Mending Hearts UK Retreats


March 25-29 2021


October 14-18 2021



Register your interest for Mending Hearts Bali Retreat

May 2022


Fair Oak Farm, Mayfield

East Sussex March 2021

The retreat will run across 4 nights and 4 days 25-29 March 2021. 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 setting. Don't be surprised to see a few of the resident peacocks and alpacas roaming around freely. Sleeps up to 16 with single occupancy ( double beds or 36 shared. Private chef providing delicious holistic food. Hot tub on site along with fire pits and a BBQ.  Private therapy room for those wishing for a massage  or a treatment during their stay. Rooms are all on a first come first serve basis so book early to get your pick.


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.

Practice Yoga & Meditation

Exercise is key to a healthy heart and mind. This helps free negative thoughts and helps you focus on what's really important YOU

Group Social Activities

By introducing social activities  early on, it helps form a strong bond within the group so they feel comfortable with one another to share their own stories in our daily group therapy sessions

Leave With New Friends

After 4 days the group feel relaxed, happier and  stronger, leaving with new friends. Before the group leaves we set up a WhatsApp group to keep everyone connected

Support Groups


The way to healing a broken heart is to talk about it. Our main focus at our retreats is group therapy but we also offer the option for one-to-one sessions for those who need a little extra time with our therapist. The sessions are focused on how to deal with and overcome grief, anxiety and taking back your life.

Beach Meditation


Going through a break up, divorce or bereavement is the most difficult and saddest experience to ever go through in our adult life. We invest 100% into our partners and family but when that person is suddenly taken away from us it can have a tremendous effect on our lives and our well being. By introducing yoga & meditation into your daily routine it can help clear tension, stress and help provide the ability to think more clearly and help you rediscover yourself.



All work and no play makes us feel a little bit dull, so we think its just as important in our wellbeing to add a little bit fun to the retreat. This also helps bond the group. Some of our activities include a Picasso & Prosecco painting afternoon, cheese and wine tasting session. BBQ's around the fire pit, and when we take the retreat international we change  the activities up a little bit by adding a cookery class and culture trip which could include a trek through the Balinese rice fields, mountains and an afternoon exploring some of the local markets.


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Tel: +447866495888

Email: info@mendingheartsretreat.com