Our podcasts share the stories of people that have experienced a death. Whether it is a young person talking about how they came to terms with their grief or the Winston’s Wish team sharing their advice for bereaved families, we hope you find the podcasts helpful.

Episode 1: Going Back to School

In Episode 1 of the Winston’s Wish podcast, Dom Smith and Laura Scott discuss going back to school after a bereavement. After a death, a child’s emotions can be difficult to deal with and as a result, school can be tough. We discuss various coping techniques, ways to adjust and discuss some families’ experiences.

Episode 2: My Brother Simon

In Episode 2 of the Winston’s Wish podcast, Dom Smith is joined by journalist Jonny Sharples, who lost his brother Simon to suicide. Jonny and Dom discuss the impact that Simon’s death had on his family, how Jonny learnt to cope with his grief and men’s mental health.

Episode 3: Losing a sibling

In Episode 3 of the Winston’s Wish podcast, Callie and Sarah discuss the impact the death of a sibling can have on children and young people.

Episode 4: The importance of conversation

Why is it important for bereaved children to talk about death? Gemma and Debbie explore why conversation is so important and consider some of the common questions parents, carers and professionals often have.

Episode 5: How to support bereaved children in school

Callie and Harriet discuss ways in which teachers, parents and carers can support bereaved children and young people in the school environment.

There are a number of other podcasts that discuss grief – you might find some of them helpful:


Cariad Lloyd talks to comedians about their experience of grief. Together they share their views on pain, loss and the weirdness that happens when someone dies.


Grief is my Superpower

Winston’s Wish Ambassador Mark Lemon speaks with inspirational people about their experience with grief. Mark draws on his own loss and the murder of his father to help others following the death of a loved one.