Life threatening illness diagnosis at The Good Grief Festival

We are all looking forward to The Good Grief Festival at the end of October. Initially planned as a ‘traditional’ conference in early 2020, it is now an online conference running from 30th October to 1st November.

The range of workshops, talks and connections is fantastic.

Have a look at the programme on the Good Grief website

Phillipa Bayley, the Chair of our board, is facilitating an event exploring the experiences and issues around receiving a life-threatening illness diagnosis.

It is free, and online.

Friday 30th October, 09:00 – 09:45

This Grief School panel discussion brings research experts together with people experiencing grief following a life-threatening illness diagnosis, to talk about this very unique form of grief.

The discussion will be facilitated by Philippa Bayley, Chair of the Bristol-based charity The Harbour. The Harbour provides a counselling service to adults facing their own death or that of a loved one due to a serious illness. Philippa is a neuroscientist, research manager and artist who became interested in how we talk about death when her mother suffered from and then died of Motor Neurone Disease.

We’ll welcome panellists Dr Linda Machin, Jane Murray, Ninon ven der Kroft and Helena Davies.

Read more about the event on The Good Grief website here

We look forward to seeing you there if you can make it.