Let’s Talk About Loss is run by a huge team of people – more than we could fit onto this page! With over 80 volunteers keeping everything running smoothly, we’re immensely proud of all our team – get to know them all here!
We have three Advisory Boards that help shape our strategy and ensure we are continuously improving. These three Boards focus on Accessibility, Racial equity and LGBTQ+ inclusivity. You can find out more about them here.
Our Trustees oversee the work of Let’s Talk About Loss and keep us committed to our mission to help young people who are bereaved feel less alone. Let’s Talk About Loss is committed to ensuring that our Board of Trustees is diverse and representative. We support both the Action for Trustee Racial Diversity campaign, and the Young Trustees Movement.
AMY LAMBERT – TRUSTEE
Amy has been working in charity communications, campaigns and community building for the past 8 years. She is passionate about connecting with others and working together to find ways to improve people’s lives so the mission of Let’s Talk About Loss is a natural fit.
Amy experienced bereavement in her 20s and understands what an isolating and difficult experience it is. She is committed to working to make sure that young people who have experienced loss have a way to connect with others and never feel alone.
You can contact Amy or any of our Trustees via email@example.com.
BETH FRENCH – FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Beth started talking about loss in December 2016, eighteen months after her mum Susan died. In March 2018, she organised the first ever meet up in Nottingham. Beth was feeling alone and confused, and was determined that no other young person who was grieving should feel the same. Aside from Let’s Talk About Loss, Beth works in marketing and loves sewing her own clothes.
Beth is available for talks, workshops and training sessions. Prices start from £100/hour. Please email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIDGET HAMILTON – CREATIVE WRITING LEAD
EMMA FOLEY – BLOGS ASSISTANT
Emma worked in NHS management until the death of her Dad provoked a major life shake-up; she is now a writer and mindfulness teacher. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband and two young children, where she enjoys films about time travel and the occasional painting by numbers.
Emma is passionate about breaking the taboo around death and grief – there is huge power in sharing experiences and in realising that you aren’t alone.
Email email@example.com to submit your writing to Emma for review.
JESSI PARROTT – ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR
JON SALMON – TRUSTEE
Jon has created an award-winning production studio, a digital pioneer since the late 90s and the co-founder of Byte Entertainment.
As a trustee, Jon’s vision is to create a world where everyone can access the support they need when faced with bereavement. Jon sadly lost his Dad to suicide as a teenager and at the cost to his own health, now realises how important it is to talk about loss.
Jon is the proud Dad of two young children, loves going to gigs and the odd run.
KATE MORETON – CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Kate has 12 years experience of working with young people in a professional capacity in schools and youth work, as well as volunteer pastoral support. She works as a project manager for an international development charity and as such has strong skills with clear communication, leading teams and getting stuff done.
As a trustee, Kate hopes to keep the board working well together to achieve our charitable objects of supporting every young adult who has been bereaved to talk about their loss. Kate’s most significant loss was her Dad when she was 17 and after not engaging with the minimal support that was available, has since discovered the power and peace of talking about his death and how to keep on keeping on with life.
Kate can be mostly found whizzing around on her bicycle, baking cinnamon swirls, and seeking adventure and comfort in equal measure.
Kate – and all the Trustees – can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAUREN HARRIS – BEREAVEMENT BOOK CLUB FACILITATOR
Lauren runs our Bereavement Book Club, as well as being one of the Hosts of our Coventry meet up group. You can email Lauren to find out more about the book club via email@example.com.
LISA SMITH – LGBTQ+ ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR
ROHIT SAGOO – TRUSTEE
Rohit is a university lecturer in child nursing and has been a children’s nurse for over 20 years.
Rohit is also the founder of British Sikh Nurses, a community organisation that bridges the gap between the NHS and the South Asian community.
As a trustee, Rohit aims to open up the conversation around grief and bereavement within the South Asian community by raising awareness and support around loss.
Rohit is also our Designated Trustee for Safeguarding. You can email Rohit on firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANISHA WYNTER – TRUSTEE
Sanisha Wynter is a change management consultancy’s Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Sanisha has worked in various sectors, aiming to further inclusion and advocate for marginalised people in the workplace and communities. She has developed empowerment programmes and guidance on race equity, LGBT inclusion and disability accessibility.
In 2019, Sanisha was listed as a bi icon of the UK LGBT charity Stonewall. In addition, Sanisha recently became a TedxSpeaker and shared her message that Vulnerability Is Your Superpower.
As a trustee, Sanisha brings together her equality expertise and aims to provide an inclusive opportunity to support all young grievers of diverse backgrounds. Sanisha recently lost her great aunt and celebrated her life at a nine-night dancing to reggae music with close friends and family.
Sanisha loves writing poetry and empowering people to share their mental health journeys.
TENI CHARLES – RACIAL EQUITY ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR
VICTORIA LAILA NEILL – EXECUTIVE ADVISOR
Victoria started campaigning for bereavement support for young people in higher education in 2018 after losing her dad to a Brain tumour at 20 years old. She realised the lack of services and funding behind bereavement as she struggled to get support from her university. After doing radio and tv interviews and conducting key research she influenced the Scottish Government to invest £20 million into support services at colleges and universities. After realising not only her strength in relating to other people going through loss but also that she had natural skills in public speaking and a deep drive to create meaningful work, she has spent the last 6 years supporting various charities and initiatives targeted at grief and cancer care.
From 2019-2021 she was the lead health and wellbeing ambassador for Heriot-Watt University, executing the most successful and highest raising Movember campaign targeted at improving mens mental health. During this time she acted as a STEM ambassador sharing her passion for women in engineering and advocating for children from lower socio-economic backgrounds at schools across the country.
In 2021 Victoria started in a Young Ambassador role for the Brain Tumour Charity, where she held influential engagement sessions in Westminster and Holyrood with MPs, pioneered social media campaigns, advised on the grief support provided by the charity and pushed on the new 2030 strategy for the charity as part of the Strategy Steering Committee and Formation group. Her main passion always lay in connecting with others as she supported fundraising and awareness events and campaigns speaking across social media, tv and radio or at live events to hundreds of audience members or going to small support groups and finding out about peoples experience. After her role ended in 2023, Victoria wanted to get stuck back into her true passion: advocating for grief support for young people. She also found that this passion empowered her to learn to live a fulfilling life with peace since her loss.
Professionally, Victoria is on an engineering and technical leadership development programme within one of the largest consumer product manufacturers in the world and is a key figure in implementing their wellbeing and inclusion and diversity strategy. Victoria is also big on adrenaline activities and can often be found rock climbing and hiking across the world, playing competitive basketball, sea swimming and running! She loves to travel and immerse herself in different cultures and explore diverse natures and landscapes.