Approximately 6000 young people under the age of 24 die in the UK every year leaving up to 50,000 newly bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.
Our mission is to support families grieving after the untimely death of a loved one, particularly the death of a child. We do this by encouraging a creative response to grief and by looking for new ways of expressing the pain of loss with various art forms and media.
And to promote an understanding of what it means to grieve in a society that often has difficulty talking openly about death, dying and bereavement. We do this with our films and talks.
WORDS FROM OUR SPONSORS & FRIENDS
‘It’s impossible to walk a yard never mind a mile in the shoes of the bereaved parent. The Good Grief Project takes you on a journey which helps you understand what it’s like to lose a child. As police officers we need to understand the impact of bereavement better’
‘For me the most powerful thing is the courage your work gives the perplexed non-bereaved person to step towards their bereaved friends and know that it’s OK’
ABOUT A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES – ‘One of the most important films ever made about the death of a child’
‘I applaud the work of The Good Grief Project’ supporting families and opening up the vital conversation around loss and bereavement’
‘A beautiful and important film. A Love That Never Dies speaks to the greatest form of loss imaginable.’
ABOUT A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES – ‘A beautiful, thoughtful exploration of grief. I felt less alone after watching it, and more connected to my fellow humans.’
ABOUT A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES ‘Seering honesty. Fantastic film. Just love what you are doing.’
‘I can honestly say after 25 years in Palliative Care that watching A Love That Never Dies completely changed my understanding of bereavement.’
ABOUT A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES – ‘I loved the way you encouraged the families to talk about their children with such tenderness. And the powerful way themes of continuing bonds and the many ways they are expressed emerged over and over.’
The work of The Good Grief Project shows us that grief cannot be made better and that by simply turning up, powerless, lost for words yet willing to be present, we can hold a space for the grieving and mark our sense of shared humanity’