by Dr Marianne Trent, Clinical Psychologist, course creator & author
Grief has aged me. It changed the way I think. It changed the way I respond. It took away some of my optimism & fearlessness.
My Dad died when I was 36. not everyone gets so long. 15% of U.K people will lose 1 or both parents by the time they are 30.
Until now there was no charity specifically focusing on supporting the needs of 16-30 year olds who have lost a parent. My work with the Grief Collective and as a clinical psychologist has shown me just how many people lose parents in childhood or young adulthood.
People who lose a parent in childhood or young adulthood can find it harder to relate to the youthful vibrancy & hedonism of their peers because of it. They can feel unsupported and unseen by peers, workplaces and educators. They can feel older than their years.
That’s why It's Time was born. They’re a charity focused on making the world a better place for young adults who've experienced parental loss.
They launched in May 2021 & I am proud to be a clinical adviser for them. My work with the Grief Collective and as a clinical psychologist has shown me just how many people lose parents in childhood or young adulthood.
Please take a look through their website, sign up to the first fundraising event in September, give them a follow on Instagram & /or donate! www.itstimecharity.co.uk
To find out more information about or buy The Grief Collective: Stories of Life, Loss & learning to Heal click here.
To find out more information about Dr Marianne's evidence based course, affordable course for adults who experienced challenging or traumatic childhoods click here.