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How does grief cause physical pain?

We came across this article How does grief cause physical pain on the BBC site. It talks about research into the physical effects of grief, something as bereaved parents many of us experience every day. “Words like “heartache”, “hurt” and “pain” are often used to describe emotional trauma. But people affected by grief often say they experience […]

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Radio 4 Alone and Together

  A very good friend, the Revd. Dr. Anna Poulson is preaching today on Radio 4’s Morning Service for Mothering Service. She is considering her own experience of motherhood in a reflection of “And a sword shall pierce your heart too”. This is part of Radio 4’s Lent series, “Alone and Together”. If you didn’t catch it, you can listen […]

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Jason Watkins and Clara Francis article featured in the Daily Mail’s campaign to end ignorance of Sepsis

  SLOW patron and Bafta winning actor, Jason Watkins and partner Clara Francis have shared their story of the loss of Maude, their youngest daughter to Sepsis in 2011, with the Daily Mail, as apart of their new campaign to stop this condition being missed by health professionals. You can read the article here. Jason […]

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Moment that changed me

A sister’s grief Slow members’ daughter, Emma, writes beautifully in the Guardian about a sibling’s grief. Grief, as we all have heard, comes in waves. That’s a lie. These aren’t waves; these are gargantuan freight trains that ram into your very soul, from nowhere. They come as you stand in the fruit aisle of the […]

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All Party Parliamentary Group Round Table

On November 9th 2015, SLOW was invited to take part in an All Party Parliamentary Group Round Table The purpose to discuss  ‘The Arts and Palliative Care, Dying and Bereavement’ . The contributions to the table came from a wide variety of people working in a spectrum of organisations interested in arts-based approaches to health […]

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Interview with writer Kat Roberts

It’s been a busy few weeks for writer Kat Roberts – Staying Alive has it’s premiere next week on the 15th of January! Luckily, we managed to snag five minutes with her between rehearsals to ask her the big questions.   What influenced your decision to write about such a sensitive topic? Initially I wanted to explore […]

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Interview with Nic about ‘Staying Alive’

Our latest production, Staying Alive,  deals with a very sensitive issue – the death of a child. Following on from our 5 minutes with writer, Kat Roberts, we caught up with Nic Whitworth from bereaved parent support group SLOW. Nic helped Kat with her research in writing Staying Alive: this kind of in-depth research is part of why Staying Alive is […]

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