Students Talk About Loss

Students Talk About Loss are groups specifically for students meeting regularly within university campuses. University can be such a challenging place when you are grieving, you might be living away from home or family and not able to visit important places. We hope our Students Talk About Loss meet ups can be places of support, community and finding joy among the grief.

London School of Economics

Our first ever Students Talk About Loss meet up group is at the London School of Economics. The plan is to meet every three weeks on a Wednesday afternoon. 

The group will be facilitated by Arden and it’s a safe space to talk about loss, how you are finding grief at university and support each other. There is also a tab provided by the wellbeing service so you can get a drink or snack of your choosing for free.

To contact Arden and the team of volunteers running this group, email lse@letstalkaboutloss.org – they can’t wait to hear from you. 

Hi! My name’s Arden Farrow. I’m 22, a university student and lost my dad to suicide as a teenager. I found Let’s Talk About Loss from a news article and I found the most supportive group of people you could imagine! Coming to university, I found there was little support for students specifically related to bereavement. Even though I had met other bereaved students, there was no place for everyone to find each other and feel less isolated. Through Students Talk About Loss, hopefully conversations about grief can come to campus and create a community!

University of Exeter

Our second Students Talk About Loss group started at the end of March at the University of Exeter. If you’d like to attend the group going forward, email Amelia and Felicity on bereavementpeersupport@groups.exeterguild.com

The group will be facilitated by Amelia, Felicity, Rada and Evie.

We are both final year students studying Classics. We both lost our dads during our first year at University and found there were no peer support groups specifically related to bereavement. We understand how challenging it can be to be grieving whilst trying to make the most of the experiences university offers! Our own experiences led us to forming this new bereavement peer support group for the University of Exeter! The group will run once a month and we hope that we can provide a safe and welcoming space for anyone at the University who has been affected by a bereavement to talk about grief with others who “get it” and to feel less isolated and alone.

My name is Rada and I am a 4th Year Clinical Psychology student. Dealing with loss is an immensely difficult and complex experience and it is so important to recognise that we all grieve in our own way. Having support throughout this challenging process, as well as the space to openly talk about grief can really make a difference, which is what inspired me to become a bereavement facilitator.

Hi! My name is Evie and I’m a second year ancient history student. I love walking, baking and my pug.

Imperial College London

If you are a student at Imperial College London, we’re delighted that we are now running a Students Talk About Loss group in conjunction with the Chaplaincy. More details including upcoming dates coming soon.

When: Date coming soon!

Where: TBC

The group will be facilitated by Adithi and if you have any questions you can contact her by emailing imperial@letstalkaboutloss.org. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Got questions or want to speak to us?

Would you like to start a group at your uni?

If you would like to start a Students Talk About Loss group at your university, we’d love to hear from you. Email hello@letstalkaboutloss.org and we can chat.