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Life’s Questions to be highlighted during the Good Grief festival

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Life’s Questions to be highlighted during the Good Grief festival

The Good Grief festival was originally due to take place as a week-long festival in May, helping people to talk, think and learn about grief.

But, with the pandemic making a live event impossible, it was decided to run it as a free virtual event from October 30 – November 1.

Hospice Educator Lisa Patterson will be among those speaking at the event, as she highlights Life’s Questions and the important ways it is helping children and young people across West Suffolk and Thetford.

Lisa said: “The Good Grief Festival will give us a chance to show case the work we are doing in our community, give far reaching professionals from the children’s sector a taste of what a session is like. Equip them to have these possibly perceived taboo conversations and hopefully lead to them wishing to take on board the training manual we are developing.”

Life’s Questions focusses on speaking to young people openly and honestly about topics adults can sometimes find difficult.

Sessions have shown the willingness and maturity children and young people have had when speaking about subjects like divorce, grief and loss as well as their compassion for others.

To date the Life’s Questions team have facilitated 82 sessions (14 during recent months through the online communication tool Zoom) to 1,510 children, young adults, parents, teachers, support staff, public and health and social professionals.

You can find out more about Life’s Questions by clicking here.

Lisa will lead a workshop during the festival on Saturday, 31 October, from 3.30pm. The event is free, but you will need to register your place by clicking here.