Julia Samuel: Grief After a Sudden Death

Julia Samuel’s hugely popular events at Good Grief 2020 led to a series of successful Ask Julia events this year. We were thrilled to welcome Julia back for this special session in which we explored a specific and difficult type of grief: that which follows a sudden death.

When a loved one is ripped from us with little or no time to prepare, dealing with the aftermath can be unimaginably hard. With no warning, no time to say the things we could have and surrounded by the echoes of a shared life at every turn, moving forward can feel impossible. Such traumatic loss can change a person’s whole perspective of the world.

Join us to hear Julia’s invaluable insight and wisdom, which we hope will prove helpful for anyone who has ever found themselves suddenly bereaved.

Julia Samuel MBE is a paediatric counsellor and one of the UK’s leading psychotherapists. She was awarded an MBE in 2015 for her services to bereaved children. Julia is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and is a Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Julia has authored two bestselling books, Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass.


Julia Samuel MBE

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Dr Lucy Selman