Now in its sixth year Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK, founded by leading childhood bereavement charity Grief Encounter,  is designed to raise awareness of bereaved children and young people in the UK, and how providing those affected with free, professional support can make the world of difference to their future. Organisations and charities across the UK will be showing solidarity with grieving children, young people and their families in their community; raising awareness of their needs and how to help.

To get involved follow this link - http://www.childrensgriefawarenessweek.com/#get_involved

The Week will start with Children’s Grief Awareness Day on 19th November 2020, a global day designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others.

This year, we have found ourselves in unprecedented times, experiencing #isolation as a nation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 250,000 people across the UK will be affected by grief as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and faced with a multitude of extra challenges that social regulations have caused, including self-isolation and bereavement restrictions.

To coincide with this Week, Childhood Bereavement Network has released a report which you can read HERE. It shares its finding about children's loneliness caused by the pandemic, especially those who have lost a parent. The Week also invites participation of families and schools on the theme #saythewords, with films, poetry and projects to help youngsters express their grief.

Tell children and young people, that you know may be suffering with grief, about Grief Encounter’s national free and confidential helpline, grief talk.

Open weekdays, 9am – 9pm 0808 802 0111