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Parenting: Death of an adult child

How do you support a mother when her adult child dies? Jenni talks to Jane Wessman whose son Billy died when he was aged 44.

How do you best support a mother when her adult child dies? Woman’s Hour listener Jane Wessman’s son Billy died aged 44. Jane contacted Woman’s Hour to say that there is widespread ignorance in the general public about how to support parents whose world is forever shattered and would like the programme to address the subject. Jenni talks to Jane about her experience, to Julia Samuel, the grief psychotherapist and author of 'Grief Works' and Carolyn Brice, Chief Executive of the national charity, The Compassionate Friends, supporting bereaved parents and their families.

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