Good Mourning

Study phase: 
Bachelor, Master, Premaster
Study method: 
Group
Time investment: 
Several sessions
Language: 
English
Costs: 
Free of charge

Please note that the sessions are provided in English, however, the group is very international, meaning that most of the participants as well as the facilitators are non-native English speakers. All participants help each other to find the right words and translations. In every group, there are some Dutch-speaking peers. In the end, grief is a universal experience that all of us a trying to find our individual vocabulary for. Really not feeling able to join an English-speaking group? Let us know if you would be interested in a Dutch-only group here.

The death of a loved one can have a major impact on our lives. Whether it’s causing difficulties navigating university life, managing relationships with others, maintaining our mental and physical wellbeing, or struggling with concentration. Many of us run into all types of questions: 

“Who am I without this person?”, “Why is my grief so different from that of others?”, “Why does it persist so much?”, “What will help me cope with the storm of emotions that I’m feeling?” 

Grief is a unique process that every individual experiences in their own way. If you wish to connect with your fellow bereaved classmates over your shared experience, to seek freedom to address what you find difficult to share with anyone else, and feel able to hold space for others going through this process too, then “Good Mourning” is for you.   

Losing someone to suicide: At this moment our peer support groups include students grieving all types of death-causes. Please know that you are very welcome to join Good Mourning!  

Details

This peer support group is an initiative from students of the Clinical Skills Lab - Clinical Psychology in co-creation with Anneke Vedder and close collaboration with the Student Wellbeing-Team. All facilitators are students of the Clinical Psychology master with their own lived experience of grief and are supervised by Anneke Vedder (Junior Assistant Professor Clinical Psychology). 

The sessions will take place at Parnassos Cultural Center. Upcoming dates are:

Semester 2:  
Tuesday 23 April 15:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 7 May 15:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 21 May 15:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 4 June 15:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 18 June 15:00 - 17:00 

The next round will take place in semester 1 (2024 - 2025).

Intake and Questions

To ensure you are a good fit for the group (and the group for you) and manage expectations, a brief individual intake will be held with one of the students guiding the sessions, upon your registration. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via letstalk@uu.nl. 

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