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The SGN Blog

A mix of blogs, podcasts, videos, and creative work exploring loss and grief, in all its complexities. We share similar posts on our instagram page - come find us! If you'd like to submit something for the blog, we'd love to hear from you - email us at

A dream about my brother

I’m not sure I believe in ‘letting go’ of grief, or what that would even entail, but I wanted to reflect on the idea of carrying someone with us as we reconnect to the good in our life. This is a short creative piece based on a dream I had years ago.

21st September, 2022  ·  3 minutes read

Searching for an anchor

Whatever our age, life stage, whether they were loving and close, or had a more complex relationship with us, or none at all, when we lose a parent, it is felt deeply in every cell of our body. We can feel like we are losing essence, or a part of us is leaving. We may wish to leave with them. The everyday can feel meaningless. The world is different.

8th September, 2022  ·  2 minutes read

Grieving an absent parent

I have been wildy struck with the fact that I lost a dad who I didn’t have in the first place – anyone with an addict parent will understand this. I lose a possible opportunity in the future to try and build a relationship with someone who I am half of.

17th June, 2022  ·  2 minutes read

Some challenges uni throws us after loss

Evee shares her experience of university life after she lost her mum in 2018. Evee is the co-founder of The Grief Reality, a wonderful blog where you can read many more lived experiences of grief and even contribute your own story.

27th May, 2022  ·  7 minutes read

Grief and Loss During Ramadan

We spoke to Shuma from Spoken Grief about her experiences of grief and loss during the month of Ramadan – from the difficulties of fasting when going in and out of hospital, to feeling like she can’t enjoy the month in the same way and missing her mum’s cooking.

9th May, 2022  ·  1 minute read

Life After: A Podcast

Life After, a podcast by Theo Silberston, is a platform where young people can share and discuss their experiences with grief. Theo kicks off the second series by asking our founder, Anna, about the loss of her brother and father, and how it is to run The Student Grief Network.

17th March, 2022  ·  1 minute read

Working through grief at medical school

Andrew’s dad died in 2012. Here he reflects on how his grief has impacted him over the years, from the initial aftermath, feeling like the elephant in the room and focusing all his energy on his A Levels, to getting into medical school and having to support dying patients and their families.

10th February, 2022  ·  27 minutes read

Exploring my loss, and making it public

Ellie writes about her experience of putting on an interactive exhibition with The Student Grief Network in December 2021, what she learnt about her own grief and the process of sharing that and guiding others to do the same.

14th January, 2022  ·  5 minutes read