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TCF in the media

Discussion of parental grief on BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour'

On Wednesday 15th August 2018 BBC Radio 4 covered the topic of child loss and parental grief for an adult son or daughter.

You can listen to the discussion between Jane Wessman, bereaved mother of Billy who died aged 44 in 2015, Carolyn Brice, CEO of The Compassionate Friends, and Julia Samuel, pyschotherapist, at the link below:


“I think about my daughter every day” - Bournemouth group for bereaved parents

The Bournemouth Echo featured an article about The Compassionate Friends' support group for bereaved parents in Bournemouth set up by Jane in April 2017. The article includes some lovely pictures of Jane and her beautiful daughter Ann.

Read more about Jane's motivation for setting up the group here.

Losing Mimi has been a defining moment in my life

Ten years on, Nigel Burnham reflects on the loss of his little girl, Mimi, and how after her death his wife, Liz, sought help at a York meeting of The Compassionate Friends.

Read more here.

TCF on talkRadio

Carolyn Brice, CEO of The Compassionate Friends, was interviewed by Penny Smith on talkRADIO about the death of a child and support that our charity can offer. You can listen at the link...interview starts approx. 5 minutes in.



‘I’ll never get over Anna’s death, but it’s crucial that life goes on’

Melian Mansfield describes how 'the grief is never-ending' and how she has coped after the loss of her daughter, Anna, to suicide. She has found The Compassionate Friends a tremendous help since Anna's death.

Read this article in The Telegraph to find out more.

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