National Grief Awareness Week
National Grief Awareness Week is between 2nd and 8 December 2022. It is organized by the Good Grief Trust to raise awareness of the impact of grief, how we cope with grief and the organisations in the UK that are available to support those who are grieving. They want to normalize grief and make it an easier topic to talk about. They also want to provide guidance for the bereaved and for those who are supporting someone who has experienced a loss.
Losing a loved one is difficult at any time of the year, but at Christmas time when we are intentionally spending time with loved ones, the loss of someone close to us can be particularly acute and painful. The aim of this year’s Grief Awareness Week is to encourage us all to have more conversations around grief and not be afraid to check in with those who are struggling.
The Good Grief Trust has a range of online resources to support those who have been bereaved and the friends and family of a bereaved person.
We also have some useful blogs on our website about loss and grief.
If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, you might find it useful to speak to a professional. Paul is a counsellor and psychotherapist with many years of experience, you can learn more about Paul here on the About Paul Page. If you would like to make an appointment with him please use the Contact Page or call on 07843 813 537. Paul works in Birmingham and Kingswinford, although currently due to COVID is working exclusively online and on the telephone. For more information about how counselling works and current fees please take a look at the FAQs page.