Our Links and Influences
Friends, collaborators and sources of inspiration

Urgent Crisis Support:

Samaritans – 24 Hour Helpline 116 123
The Good Grief Trust – Help and hope in one place
Cruse Bereavement Care – Helpline 0808 808 1677
Sudden Death – Helpline 0800 2600 400
Hope Again – Young people living after loss
Sands – Affected by the death of a baby Helpline 0808 164 3332
Find NHS Mental Health Services or contact your GP

One to One Support:

Rose Jiggens – Integrative Practitioner, Family Constellations and Breathwork
Tania Glyde – Counselling/psychotherapy with a focus on GSRD
Verity Owers – Integrative counsellor and bereavement specialist
Pink Therapy – Independent therapy organisation working with GSRD clients
Somatic Experiencing Association UK – Trauma recovery therapists
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute – Therapists who work with the wisdom of the body
Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
Naomi West – somatic coaching

Group Workshops:

Sophy Banks & Jeremy Thres – Grief Tending Retreats
Betty Martin’s ‘Wheel of Consent’ – Rupert James Alison & Rose Jiggens
Death Cafe – Drink tea, eat cake, discuss death
Jane Belshaw – Conscious movement classes
Divine Ridiculous, rituals, workshops and performance
Bilal Nasim – Facilitator, Confronting Death and grief tending
Gail Davidson – Facilitating community grief tending in Brighton
Ceri Buckmaster – Non Violent Communication training and writer
Rachel Rose Reid – Yelala (Hebrew word meaning loud cry)


Francis Weller – ‘The Wild Edge of Sorrow’
Sobonfu E Somé – African spirituality
Joanna Macy ‘The Work that Reconnects’
Malidoma Patrice Somé – Dagara elder, author and teacher
Bayo Akomolafe – ‘The Emergence Network’
Thomas Hübl – ‘Healing Collective Trauma’
Betty Martin – ‘Wheel of Consent’
Wisdom Keepers – Interface of ancestral indigenous traditions and festival culture
Martin Prechtel – Thinker and teacher
Jeanne Denney – Life and death educator
Carolyn Spring – Reversing adversity
Jon Fox and Sue Gill – Dead Good Guides
Stephen Wilkinson – Orphan Wisdom
Shapes of Grief – Liz Gleeson, Grief Educator
The Dark Mountain Project – ‘Uncivilisation’
Jem Bendell – Deep Adaptation
Irene Lyon – Nervous system expert and somatic practitioner
John Eaton – Reverse Therapy, a simple educational process
Inspirational Breathing – Learn to breathe

Grief Resources:

At a Loss – Bereavement Services Information
The Good Grief Trust – Help with bereavement
SANDS – Stillbirth, neonatal death, affected by the death of a baby
Mariposa Trust – Support for those who have lost children
Good Grief Network – Peer to peer support for collective grief
Blue Cross – Pet bereavement support

Mental Wellbeing:

In the Rooms – Online Addiction Recovery Community
Good Thinking – Digital Mental Wellbeing for London
Head Space – Mindfulness
Climate Psychology Alliance – Addressing psychological effects of climate crisis
Prevent Suicide – Suicide prevention support

End of Life:

Dying Matters – Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement
Before I Go Solutions – Creating end-of-life plans
The Art of Dying – Rethinking the art of accompaniment at the end of life
Companion Voices – Singing for the end of life
Natural Death Centre – Independent Funeral Advice
Beyond Life – Practical information after someone has died

Other Organisations:

Wisdom Spring – Set up by Sobonfu Somé. Global water, education, youth projects
St Ethelburgas – Makers of Peacemakers

Creative Inspiration:

Andrew Heaps – Website design
Rachel Rose Reid – storyteller
Monique Roffey – Writer
Kimwei McCarthy – Music, words, workshops
Stephen Wright – Artist, ‘House of Dreams’
Tony Gammidge – Artist and film maker
You Me Bum Bum Train – Interactive theatre
Bryony Kimmings – Multi-platform artist
Jon Fox & Sue Gill – Welfare State International
Maeve Gavin – ‘The Keening Wake’
Kim Bateman – Speaker, Writer
Patch Adams – Gesuntheit Institute, doctor and activist
Frida Kahlo – Artist
Sister Corita Kent – Artist
Grayson Perry – Artist
Robert Rauschenberg – Artist
Julian Cope – Musician and maverick
Gabrielle Roth – 5 rhythms movement
Alejandro Jodorowsky – Film maker and psycho-magician
Koryo Tours – Adventure travel to unusual desitinations
Burning Man – A global community
House of Honey – Music and events

Thanks to those whose creativity and wisdom has inspired us