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National Grief Awareness Week

 

National Grief Awareness week run by the Good Grief Trust will take place on 2nd-8th December 2021 with the campaign been based around ‘Open Up To Grief and Bravely Bust The Taboo’ 

This year and last year during the Covid19 pandemic, we know that those grieving at home, have endured a myriad of restrictions and limitations that have profoundly affected their grief. The bereaved have not been able to reach out to family and friends for a much-needed hug and human connection has been incredibly difficult. This has caused a great deal of trauma and distress. However, distance should not prevent us from reaching out to others and sharing our grief wherever and whenever we can.

YOUR STORY COULD BECOME SOMEONE’S HOPE

We know that many have not been able to share their stories of grief this year. The bereaved have often felt alone and isolated during the Covid19 crisis. Sharing our stories can help those grieving to know that the person who has died will be remembered and can help the bereaved to process their grief. Sharing stories will help others to understand the impact of grief and loss and will enable conversations to take place, to open up to emotions and feelings that are often difficult to express.

 

If you need any support about grief and losing a loved one , supporting a friend or relative through grief or supporting children or young people through grief,  you can access loads of support and resources on the Good Grief website

https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org

Remember you are not alone.

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