The Good Grief Project is the brainchild of bereaved parents Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds whose son Josh died in a road accident in Vietnam in 2011.
Jane is a psychotherapist and Jimmy is a filmmaker. Their response to Josh’s death has been to use both the still and the moving image to articulate their grief.
Grief is work – hard work. There’s no getting away from it. And grieving for a child is possibly the hardest work of all. Their latest documentary A Love That Never Dies was released in 2017 and documents their journey across the USA and Mexico – a trip made in honour of Josh who was also on his travels when he died. Over a three month period they also met and filmed with thirteen families, all of whom shared remarkable stories of living beyond the death of their child.
This is a free event. Spaces are limited, as the cinema has capacity for 35 people at each screening. To secure your space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, letting them know how many places you would like.
We are extremely grateful to Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa who are kindly hosting the event for us, free of charge.
The Good Grief Project’s Mission Statement
Approximately 6,000 young people under the age of 24 die in the UK every year leaving up to 50,000 newly bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.
Our mission is to support families grieving after the untimely death of a loved one, particularly the death of a child. We do this by encouraging a creative response to grief and by looking for new ways of expressing the pain of loss with various art forms and media.
And to promote an understanding of what it means to grieve in a society that often has difficulty talking openly about death, dying and bereavement. We do this with our films and talks.
Endorsement for The Good Grief Project
‘We see The Good Grief Project as a really inspiring, innovative and important way of promoting changes as to how people are supported and enabled to come to terms with bereavement and grief.’
Clare Henry MBE, CEO, National Council for Palliative Care / Dying Matters Coalition