Let’s Talk About Loss supports young people aged 18-35 who are bereaved. Whoever you’ve lost, we are a safe space to talk about that loss in a fun, relaxed environment.
Beth French set up Let’s Talk About Loss after she lost her mum when she was 20. Her grief made her feel lonely and confused, so she set up Let’s Talk About Loss to create a space where grief wasn’t a taboo subject.
Charity number: 1195258
Meet up with us to find friends who ‘get it’. We have groups running every month across the UK. Find your closest meet up here.
As an entirely volunteer run organisation, we need committed, reliable people to help us talk about loss. If you’d like to Host a meet up in your local area, or get involved behind the scenes with running Let’s Talk About Loss, email for more information.
If you want to share your story, email email@example.com – we love to hear your thoughts and testimonies.
No young griever grieves alone
An organisation’s vision is their big dream to change the world. It’s a long-term vision and guides everything we do.
Uniting young grievers as one safe, supportive community
Putting words to feelings so that people can express their grief
Raising awareness of grief across society and tackling taboos
Our mission statements explain how we are going to achieve our vision and are the three strands of our strategy. Each time we plan a project, we ensure it fits in one of our mission statements so that it is right for us to progress.
Our first commitment is always to keeping you safe. Talking about grief can be upsetting and triggering and all our Hosts have training to make sure that you feel comfortable at all times with us.
When we all feel safe and secure we are able to support each other. The beauty of peer support is that everyone, even your Hosts, know what grief is like and there is no judgement or awkwardness.
Talking about loss is difficult at first, but being open and honest helps everyone feel stronger and better able to cope with their grief. We really value being open and it’s why our meet ups are for everyone.
When we feel safe, when we are supported, and when we can be open, we are empowered. Let’s Talk About Loss promotes empowering all young grievers to express their grief however they want to.
We help 18-35 year olds who have been bereaved. We have identified this as an age range that is often overlooked in bereavement support. A 2018 survey by Co-op Funeralcare found that 16 to 29-year-olds are the age group most likely to bottle up their grief and not talk about it, with 24% saying they “kept it to themselves” when suffering a bereavement. We’re passionate about starting conversations and ending that taboo. If you are under-18, or over-35, please visit The Good Grief Trust website for details of other support for bereavement that you can access.
We have meet ups across the UK, and you can see all our locations here. Each meet up is held in a fun, safe environment to hang out and make new friends. We don’t want hard chairs in village halls! They are run by young people who have been bereaved themselves – we’re passionate about peer support, and we hope that our meet ups will help you make friends you can talk to about loss, but also can sit alongside other support such as visiting your GP or seeing a counsellor.
Our dream is that every young person in the UK aged 18-35 who is bereaved can access our support. With meet ups across the UK, we are part way towards achieving that dream, but your financial support will help us get further and provide better support to all our grieving pals. We are volunteer-run so currently no money is paid towards salaried staff.
Our meet ups are currently just for people who have been bereaved of someone they love. If you’re loved one is currently ill or dying, we are so sorry that you are in such a horrible situation, and we would recommend you contact the amazing charity Marie Curie, who have extensive resources and support available to support you during this tough time.
Our meet ups are only for young people who have been bereaved of a human relative or friend. We know that pet loss is really traumatic and we would recommend you contact the Blue Cross so you can find the right grief support during this time.
If you’ve been affected by any significant trauma, such as a bereavement, there may be times when you need emergency support. If you are in danger or in physical pain please phone 999. If you have suicidal feelings or are thinking about hurting yourself, please phone the Samaritans on 116 123, for free, at any time of the day. Finally, if you need to talk to someone about how you’re feeling quickly, please make an appointment with your GP and be sure to tell them about your bereavement and how you are feeling. Our peer support can sit alongside other forms of support to make sure you have lots of people checking in on you, but your GP is a great place to start and they will be able to support you with medication, counselling, other support groups or whatever you feel you need at this time.
We’re raising funds to keep offering our services in 2022. If you could spare a few pounds, every donation will be doubled by the National Emergencies Trust, so please do donate if you can!