Why is it taboo to talk about grief? | 02

Grief In Common - Winston's Wish

05-06-2023 • 34 mins

Why is there still a stigma around talking about grief? Maya’s dad took his own life when she was five and she still feels uncomfortable talking about it, whereas Angus prefers to be up front about how his mum died in a road traffic accident. In this episode, they explore their different grief journeys but also find plenty of common ground. The conversation covers managing anxiety and anger, the language of bereavement and discovering coping mechanisms for your mental health.


Content warning: mentions of suicide, death, road traffic accidents throughout.


This episode was recorded over Zoom.


Created by the Winston’s Wish Youth Team

Produced and Edited by Jess, Winston’s Wish


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