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Grief in the media

BBC1 - Remembering Dunblane

A BBC documentary was broadcast in March 2016 to mark the 20-year anniversary of the Dunblane tragedy in which 16 children and their teacher were shot in Dunblane Primary School, before the killer, Thomas Hamilton, turned the gun on himself on 13 March 1996.

The film includes parents and siblings of some of the children who died that day. Between them, they construct a powerful exploration of whether time can heal all wounds and love can triumph over evil.

BBC2 – Victoria Derbyshire programme

Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach calls for better services for bereaved parents

When we have a baby there is plenty of help and care - midwives, health visitors, baby clinics etc. When a baby (or child) dies too often we are left with no support or care at all …

Care for bereaved parents 'must improve' - BBC News

The Guardian online - Mariella Frostrup

A couple who lost a child find some people hurtful in their responses. Mariella Frostrup suggests not being judgemental of others, or themselves

Our young son died suddenly. It’s hard to cope with people’s reactions

RADIO 4 - Interview with Michael Rosen

The language of bereavement and grief are explored by writer and patron of The Compassionate Friends - Michael Rosen.

The Language of Bereavement and Grief, Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4

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