About Balanced Wheel

About us - Who we are and how we got here

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We know that the death of a loved one is inevitable. Those who have lost a loved one deserve to heal, rebalance and rebuild their lives.

At Balanced Wheel, we give people who have lost loved ones and are grieving everything we have to help them pick up the broken pieces and rebuild their lives.

Our focus is on providing more than emotional support, to provide practical ways to help the bereaved emerge from grief and regain balance after their loss.

Those grieving the death of a loved one deserve our support. We can offer it together.

About Balanced Wheel Our Founding

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Tolulope Olajide founded Balanced Wheel on 30 September 2020, six months after the death of his best friend and wife, Chidinma. Tolu’s life changed when he suddenly found himself widowed and the primary caregiver of a 4-month-old and a 2-year-old.
 

Initially, Tolu conceived his blog, Balanced Wheel, as a way to share his grief, loss, and struggles with adjusting to life after the loss of his loved one:

  • Updates with families and friends who were unable to visit because of the global Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • He shared his candid grief story, and how he learnt to cope with the death of his loved one. He also shared how he rose to become a parent after being widowed with two children.

Balanced Wheel has entered the next phase due to Tolu’s dedication to the legacy of his late wife Chidinma, along with the generosity of friends and family.

As of February 2021, Balanced Wheel became a registered charity in the UK and Wales, offering support and resources to people who have lost loved ones and are grieving so that they can pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives.

We Believe that Every Bereaved Individual deserves to

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THRIVE

Supporting someone grieving

About Balanced WHeel how did we arrive at the name Balanced Wheel?

Throughout centuries, the metaphor of a wheel to represent life has been consistently used. As a symbol, the wheel represents the meaning of the circle as wholeness.

We live at the rim of the wheel, at the periphery of our daily lives. The spokes of one’s life consist of emotional, financial, environmental, intellectual, occupational, social, physical and spiritual dimensions which are connected to the centre hub.

Our wheels can become misaligned while traveling on the road of life due to the bumps (minor and major adversities) along the way

While the dynamics of life dictate daily adjustments, major life events, such as the loss of a loved one can knock life completely off balance, especially for the bereaved and their social network. This can have a long-lasting negative impact on the bereaved’s wellbeing and quality of life.

A wheel that is out of balance will become wobbly, which is dangerous and will probably crash.

We want to help those bereaved heal, pick up the broken pieces, rebalance their wheel, and rebuild their lives so that they can find joy in life again. 

This is why we have taken up the challenge to help those who have experienced grief and loss by helping them improve their quality of life in a balanced and thoughtful way.

Your help will enable us to provide support to people who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Our Journey so far

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We come alongside and support the bereaved to find a new balanced state of well-being. Discover how Balanced Wheel provides practical ways to help the bereaved regain their balance after a loss.