A prominent aspect of grieving is the ability to share our experiences with others. Whether that be through our own personal outlets, group or individual therapeutic meetings, or chatting with close friends at a memorial, discussion is an important way to move through the process to reach healing. Despite this, I know that many of my clients have a hard time broaching the subject, even with people that are closest to them and least of all with strangers. That doesn't make this process any less vital to grieving, and it is my belief that all people need to express their personal experiences with loss in one way or another. It may be that individuals just don't have access to the tools and support they need to start the conversation, which is where organizations like this one come in to play.
Let’s Talk About Loss is an organization dedicated to supporting those in the age range of 18-35 who have lost a loved one. They offer plenty of online resources to help those who are grieving, as well as in-person meet-ups across the UK.
LTAL’s blog serves as a resource with advice to help you deal with grief as well as a place for people’s stories to be shared.
See More Here: https://letstalkaboutloss.org/blog/
Bereavement Book Club
LTAL’s Bereavement Book Club is a community of 18-35 year olds continuing the conversation of grief through reading. You can join the conversation in their Facebook group.
Creative Writing About Loss
LTAL’s creative writing group is a Facebook group where 18-35 year olds, of all levels of writing experience, can share their personal writing.
LTAL’s website offers a few workshop videos for you to learn creative new ways of coping with your grief.
LTAL has over 30 meet-ups across the UK that serve as safe spaces to talk about loss. They are not support groups or counselling sessions; rather, they are simply groups of people, aged 18-35, who all have something in common and would like to connect.
See More Here: https://letstalkaboutloss.org/meet-up/
Let’s Talk About Loss offers opportunities to connect as well as helpful reading material and videos. They are a great resource for anyone struggling with loss, and especially wonderful for those who do not know where to start or how to begin. Through use of tools like the ones Let's Talk About Loss, the subject of loss and grief can hopefully bring us closer together in a time when we are feeling the most alone.