If you’ve not visited before, welcome to THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT. We are both sad and glad that you’ve found us. If like us you grieve for a son or daughter, then you will know our pain and we will know something of yours. The circumstances of your grief will in all probability be very […]


Have you found your way to our new FaceBook page yet? Maybe you’ve come here from that page. Whichever we’re delighted that you’ve found a connection. One of the challenges of opening up conversations about grief is to try and be dispassionate in what is often a highly charged arena. The people who know most about grief are those […]

From the archive – GOOD GRIEF!

I was looking back through some of the posts we had written soon after Josh died and though I would republish this first as an indicator of how far we have travelled in the last six years, but also because it explains really well some of our ideas that became the motivation for  THE GOOD GRIEF […]

NEWS UPDATE NOV 2016 a new charity and a new trailer

We are extremely pleased to announce that THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT has been officially registered as a charity with the UK Charity Commission.  We now have 9 trustees dedicated to our mission of encouraging an understanding of grief as an active and creativity process.   Please visit our TEAM page to find out more about us.  Being a charity also means […]


Welcome to the brand new online home of The Good Grief Project.  We’ve been working on a bright new look and an easy-to-navigate structure for the site, and we hope you’ll agree it now benefits from both.    Please take a look around.   In OUR FILMS you can choose from the catalogue of films and videos we have produced […]

Sharing our stories – new trailer for the documentary

THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT has now entered a new phase.   As you will know Jane and I travelled to the USA and Mexico last year in order to meet with and film other bereaved parents as part of an on going project to collect and publish stories of how people grieve for a child. […]

A Work in Progress

a work in progress – the view of my desktop I feel a bit remiss (and sad) that we haven’t posted news to you for quite awhile.  The thing is, that having got my head down into the edit for our documentary, it really has been very difficult to tear myself away from so many engrossing […]

Granny’s funeral – un oeufs an oeuf

“What’s the best thing that women have compared to men?” “Nipples that work!” My mum Emily had a  weird and wacky sense of humour and my brother Ned was first up at her funeral to reveal it.  Within minutes of starting his eulogy he had recounted an early joke of Emily’s that set the tone for an  evening of […]

LATEST NEWS NOV 2016 “Here’s looking at you…”

As many will know, we have been away for the last few weeks and since our new website was launched we have been a bit lax in keeping you all posted of latest developments – sorry about that but really you haven’t missed much.  We are in the process of forming a charity (a long and […]