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Please see National Grief Awareness Week 2019 which covers:
- Introduction/Our Story
- Youtube Video
- Illustrative examples
- National Grief Awareness Week 2019
- Useful Links
- Our Final Thoughts
1. Introduction/Our Story
We started our blog as we wanted to share our story of our Dads unfortunate experience and treatment in the hospital and also the legal aspects that follow once you lose someone.
However, once we started it, we came to realise:
- We also wanted to share our experience of our loss and try to spread this awareness.
- We also want to break the taboo of loss of life being a possible conversation stopper. Unintentionally awkwardness could occur as people might not know what to say or do.
This blog is a learning curve for us also as we share information, we also learn new things about the topics we post. We have also learnt there is a community of people who share experiences just as we do through various different social media platforms. Through the instagram community we’ve learnt that it’s National Grief Awareness Week. We feel this is a very important topic to cover as grieving can be a very lonely process.
We are a little late in posting this as we only just became aware of this today. Had we known of this sooner, we would have posted this at the start of the week (2nd December 2019).
2. YouTube Video
2.1 National Grief Awareness Week 2019: By Susan Hollins
3. Illustrative Examples
4. National Grief Awareness Week 2019
“A National Grief Awareness Week to raise awareness of all aspects of grief and loss on a national scale. To offer access to a choice of tailored bereavement support to all those grieving in the UK and to those working with the bereaved”.
“The walk on Thursday will mark National Grief Awareness Week (December 2-8), a national campaign driven by The Good Grief Trust that highlights all aspects of grief and loss on a national scale”.
“NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS DAY. On August 30, National Grief Awareness Day recognizes the time it takes to heal from loss doesn’t have a prescribed course and is a reminder closure comes in many forms. When a loved one dies, the void they leave affects everyone differently”. (30 Aug 2019).
5. Useful links
- UK first National Grief Awareness Week 2019 – Institute of Health Visiting
- National Grief Awareness Week 2019 – National Grief Awareness Days Events Calendar 2019
- In National Grief Awareness Week Metro meets two young men who are determined to help others deal with the death of a loved one
- British Liver Trust supports National Grief Awareness Week 2019 – British Liver Trust
- National Grief Awareness Week: Let’s open up to Grief | Sue Ryder
- National Grief Awareness Week- The Good Grief Trust
- Social- The Good Grief Trust
- National Grief Awareness Day – Home | Facebook
6. Our Final Thoughts
Through doing the research to put this post together we have come to learn that this is a new thing. We think this is brilliant and really hope that it will continue for years to come.
We feel great that we became aware of National grief awareness week and that we have been able to share it. We ask that if you found this topic helpful, insightfull or even just intreasting please share it so that we can together be a part of spreading this awareness.