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Talk Grief – the Youth Led Grief Network

Winston’s Wish is excited to be launching Talk Grief – the Youth Led Grief Network, a dedicated online space for grieving teenagers and young adults to find support, help others and say it how it is – the good, the bad and the ugly.   

Powered by Winston’s Wish, this brand-new website is a dedicated space for bereaved young people to express and cope with grief as well as feel seen and know that their feelings are valid.  

This exciting project has been in the pipeline for many months, and we’re excited to be officially launching to the public on Monday 26th of February. 

Talk Grief features a wide range of advice and support articles crafted by the expert bereavement team here at Winston’s Wish as well as a wealth of content created by Winston’s Wish Youth Ambassadors. 

I lost my mam when I was 16 and I felt like there was nothing out there that I could relate to. I felt as if everything was aimed at people younger than me or people older than me and there was just this huge gap in the middle that I fell into. 

Winston’s Wish Youth Ambassador

Talk Grief has been crafted with the support of the Winston’s Wish Youth Forum, a dedicated group of young people with lived experience of bereavement who have advised us on their preference for website features, visuals and the type of content offered.  

Fergus Crow, CEO of Winston’s Wish commented, “We are thrilled to be releasing Talk Grief publicly and look forward to this new resource reaching young people across the UK to help them to know that they are not alone with their grief.  

“Following my own bereavement as a teenager, there was no such resource or support available to people in my position and I am pleased that we are moving forward to a future where no child, teenager or young adult has to cope with their storm of emotions without knowing that they have a community behind them. Talk Grief will be that space for countless young adults.  

“I am proud of our Youth Advisory Board for holding us accountable to our youth-led ethos and ensuring that the new Talk Grief website provides bereaved young people with the dedicated online space they need to help them to cope with their grief. I hope that as many bereaved young people as possible can be aware of this space created just for them.” 

Winston’s Wish hopes that this resource reaches as many bereaved young people as possible and would like to thank the Peter Sowerby Foundation for their kind financial support in the creation of Talk Grief.  

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Check out our brand-new online space for bereaved teenagers and young adults (ages 13 to 25). Whatever grief looks or feels like, let’s talk about it. Visit today.