Meet the team

Beth French

Founder and Director

Beth started Let’s Talk About Loss in December 2016, eighteen months after her mum Susan died. Beth was feeling alone and confused, and was determined that no other young person who was grieving should feel the same. Since that first blog post, Let’s Talk About Loss has expanded across the UK and supports hundreds of young people aged 18-35 who are bereaved. Aside from Let’s Talk About Loss, Beth works full time for The Prince’s Trust, is learning to play the drums and loves to explore all of Bristol’s gin bars.

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Meet up Hosts

We have loads of amazing meet up Hosts who help us run Let’s Talk About Loss all over the country. Find out more about them on the Meet Up pages!

Blog Assistants

Jenny Bannister

Originally from the beautiful lakes, Jenny has slowly adjusted to life as a Southerner (and slowly lost her accent!). In her spare time you will find her working her way around all the brunches on offer in London or planning her next holiday! She is really happy to be involved in the great work Let’s Talk About Loss do and she wants to help more people feel it’s ok to talk about grief.

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Amy Edwards

Amy is a PhD student in London, researching the impact of yoga and mindfulness on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. When she’s not writing her thesis, Amy enjoys watching the latest crime drama, getting lost in a book, and trying to find discount theatre tickets!

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Trustees

Kate Moreton, Chair

Since finding out about Let’s Talk About Loss on Instagram, as is true Millennial style, Kate has been a huge fan of it. She thinks it’s a key way that young adults can begin to engage with their grief and offer mutual understanding to those with similar experiences. She is based in London and can be found cycling in any green spaces available, as well as looking for the next excuse to get to the coast! Despite being most at home in the countryside, Kate has found herself very happy with London life and is hoping to attend the London meet up regularly having been bereaved of her father when she was 17.

Debbie Bradley

Debbie has been a University lecturer and teacher and currently runs a charity called Love Russia, supporting orphans in Russia. She may be older than those LTAL is aimed at (59!) but she too has lost loved ones; her mum, her grandparents, three aunts, and the most challenging was losing babies before they had a chance to be held in her arms. Debbie knows how tough it can be to carry on living when your heart is broken and is thrilled to support this fledgling charity with this incredibly important work.

Martin Poole

Martin spent his formative years working in the music business in London. Over the last 20 years or so he has worked as a bookkeeper and Finance Manager. He currently lives in Bath, having moved there in 2011, and works for several digital advertising companies as well as two charities. Martin first heard of Let’s Talk About Loss when three good friends recommended it, after they had used it’s services having each lost one of their parents. He was very taken by the support that is offered by the charity and leapt at the chance to get involved as a Trustee.