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National Grief Awareness Week 2021

National Grief Awareness Week runs from Thursday December 2nd to Wednesday December 8th this year. This is a week to raise awareness of the impact of grief and the support services that are available. The aim is also to break the taboo of talking about grief, making it easier for people to ask for help or to support their loved ones who may be suffering.

Remember to check in on your friends, neighbours, or co-workers. People who are experiencing grief can sometimes feel like a burden, so it is important to reach out and show that we are there for them. In some of the most isolating years we will go through as a community it is now more important than ever to support each other and keep the memories of loved ones alive.

If you find yourself struggling with grief, you may wish to contact our Support Services team, who can help you to access the local services available. 

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Further Support:

The Good Grief Trust has plenty of resources for those who are experiencing or have experienced loss. The trust also has a specific webpage for those who have experienced a loss due to, or during, coronavirus.

Samaritans – 116 123 24hr emotional support helpline

Childline – 0800 111 24hr helpline for children and young people

Silverline – 0800 470 8090 24hr helpline for older people

Cruse (Bereavement support) – 0808 808 1677 lines open 9.30am – 5pm Monday & Friday, 9.30am – 8pm Tuesday to Thursday, and 10am – 2pm on weekends

Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death support) – 0808 164 3332 lines open 10am – 3pm Monday to Friday and 6pm – 9pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – 0300 111 5065 lines open 9am-9pm

Bereavement Advice Centre

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