Here are answers to some popular questions. You’ll also find a one-stop-shop for helpful articles, videos and book recommendations on our Resources Page.
WHAT TIME ZONE ARE THE LIVE EVENTS IN?
UK time-zone (BST in the summer, GMT the rest of the year)
HOW DO I WATCH YOUR MOST RECENT EVENTS?
You’ll find upcoming events on our What’s On page. You must register for each event you’re interested in – you will receive joining details via our ticketing partners Eventbrite 24 hours and 1 hour before each session, and again just as each session begins. Check your spam/junk folders for emails from ‘[email protected]’
Please note that using an institutional or academic email address (such as @nhs.co.uk) to register for our events may mean you’re automatically blocked by your institution. Therefore, we recommend you use your personal email address when signing up.
I CAN’T MAKE THE EVENTS WHEN THEY’RE LIVE, CAN I STILL VIEW THEM?
Yes! Unless otherwise stated in the event listing, all Good Grief events are recorded for our YouTube channel. Make sure you’re signed up for our email alerts to be the first to know when new talks are live (scroll to the bottom of this page).
WHERE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER SUPPORT?
We understand that participating in Good Grief events may be an emotional experience for you. Our amazing partner organisations offer support and you’ll find a list of those resources here. We encourage you to reach out to them – and to those around you – if you need a little support.
HOW CAN I CONTACT THE GOOD GRIEF TEAM?
You can email us via the Contact page.
WHAT IS THE GRIEF CHANNEL?
As of Autumn 2022, the Grief Channel is now on YouTube. This is where you can access all of our content on-demand and for free.
Featuring over 120 talks from Good Grief festivals and events, you will find familiar faces like Julia Samuel, Cariad Lloyd, David Kessler, Michael Rosen, David Baddiel, Nikesh Shukla, Ruby Wax, Stuart Lawrence, Dr Rachel Clarke, Dr Kathryn Mannix, Amber Jeffrey, Professor Robert Neimeyer and many, many more!
CAN I CONTACT A SPEAKER DIRECTLY AFTER THE FESTIVAL?
Most of our speakers and facilitators work in the public realm. We have included links to speakers’ websites, organisations and social media channels as appropriate. If you wish to contact anyone you’ve discovered as part of Good Grief, please do so using their own channels. View Speakers.
I WANT TO BE PART OF GOOD GRIEF (SPEAKER, SUPPORTER ETC)
We love hearing your ideas and suggestions so do feel free to email us via the contact page. We hope to collaborate with as many of you as possible but due to the large volume of emails we receive, we aren’t able to respond to all enquiries.
WHO IS BEHIND GOOD GRIEF?
Good Grief is the concept of Dr Lucy Selman, an Associate Professor at the University of Bristol’s School of Population Health Sciences. Dr Lesel Dawson from the University of Bristol is the Arts and Culture Lead for the festival. The event director and co-curator is Aisling Mustan, supported by our production manager Katrin Helene-Deeg. When contacting us please bear in mind that we are a small team.