This article recommends podcasts about grief and bereavement which we hope you’ll find of value.
Grief can be an isolating and lonely experience for many people but there is help available. You may find comfort in listening to the stories of others. These podcasts feature well known people sharing their personal experiences of what grief feels like, and how they have found a way through it.
On The Marie Curie Couch
The charity Marie Curie do wonderful work supporting families so it’s no surprise to learn that they also have a podcast.
This episode features Hollywood actor Jason Isaacs, talking about the death of his Mum Linda who he describes as “a wonderful but very difficult woman.” Jason chats about his upbringing, and how his family never really have any serious conversations. He talks about other people’s expectations on what should happen and how you should behave, and why being happy is okay.
You may also enjoy actress Alison Steadman’s episode who talks about the loss of her mother, the importance of empathy, and why she still has a tear for her parents years after their death.
This award-winning podcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd whose father died when she was just fifteen. In each episode she is joined by a comedian or celebrity who talks about the impact losing a loved one had on their life. With over 130 episodes it covers a broad range of topics relating to death and grief. But it’s not all sad, there are plenty of light-hearted parts too. On this podcast the guests are able to speak freely so some podcasts may contain the odd swear word.
Here’s a few episodes our team enjoyed. You can find the whole series via this Grief Cast weblink.
Jill Halfpenny of Eastenders and Strictly Come Dancing fame talks about the death of her father Colin when she was a child. And more recently the loss of her partner Matt and how she feels about death, trauma and bereavement.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
In addition to listening to these podcasts you may wish to speak with a bereavement counsellor. Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland has a free helpline and is open 7 days a week. Cruse’s volunteer counsellors are experts in working with individuals, families, and groups. You can learn more by visiting their website or call them on 0808 802 6161.
Is there a podcast you’d recommend? Feel free to contact us and let us know.