I GRIEVE THEREFORE I SWIM  It started with the idea of trying to evoke a sense of what means to be suspended in a world of very cold water.   What this meant for me as I grieve the death of my son and how with this new addiction I have found the space to search […]

National Lottery Award for the ACTIVE GRIEF WEEKENDS

We are so excited to announce that we have received a substantial grant from the National Lottery to help run our ACTIVE GRIEF WEEKENDS.   This is a welcome acknowledgment of the work we are doing to support bereaved parents and siblings as they start to use their own creativity to grieve. But what’s really important about this […]


We are pleased to announce the date our first ACTIVE GRIEF WEEKEND and we are now inviting expressions of interest from bereaved parents and siblings who would like to attend. LOCATION: Charney Manor, Oxfordshire DATE: 25th – 27th May 2018 check out Charney Manor’s website here With its recently refurbished  rooms, tempting meals and delightful grounds, Charney […]

Swimming through Grief

I GRIEVE THEREFORE I SWIM …. I have always enjoyed a good swim whether in a pool or open water. But since Josh died I have taken to swimming with added enthusiasm – especially wild swimming.   I’m going to try and tell you why I find swimming such an important component of my grief […]

A GOOD GRIEF STORY – saying goodbye or saying hello again

A GOOD GRIEF STORY – saying goodbye or saying hello again While constantly looking for the positive, for the hopeful, for good things to happen as a result of tragedy we are always reminded of that tragedy. It’s always there. We cannot escape the fact that our child has died. And we cannot move away […]

Everyone grieves differently…

We all grieve in our own way. Some do so privately and silently. Others need to share their grief with others. Some will hunger for empathy.   Others will want to walk alone. Some will want to hang on to the pain of their grief for as long as it takes. Other will want to leave […]


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 […]