By Sarah Keane •
Published: 11 Oct 2020 • 18:39
GOOD Grief: UK virtual bereavement festival attracts thousands in a unique event exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped the way we experience “love and loss”.
The 3 day festival will play host to a wide variety of speakers including palliative care staff, comedians, writers and psychotherapists. The event aims to share the experiences of those who have suffered loss, particularly during the past few months.
The festival was actually in the planning stages before lockdown, but it is now more important than ever as nearly 60’000 more people have died in England and Wales since the start of the pandemic than on average. This represents a 23% increase, meaning that over a million people were bereaved during lockdown and forced to grieve in isolation.
Dr. Lucy Selman, Founding Director of Good Grief, said: “We’re thrilled to be holding Good Grief online this autumn, when it is needed more than ever. The festival will provide many opportunities to explore this universal, yet so often stigmatised, human experience as well as offering ways to come together and remember those who have died.”
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