Children's Grief Awareness Week
Children's Grief Awareness Week 2021 is almost here.
The Week is a chance for us to come together to show our support for bereaved children across the UK. Organisations across the UK show solidarity with grieving children, young people and their families in their community; raising awareness of their needs and how to help; and fundraising for their service.
This year, Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2021 is focused on the benefit of support, hearing directly from the children and young people themselves. We know that the numbers of bereaved children and young people have sadly increased. We know that there are many more children and young people who are dealing with grief because someone close to them has died during the last year. We want bereaved children and young people to #saythewords about what support means to them, highlighting the difference support can make in their lives.
We are asking organisations and services to ask the children and young people two questions:
1. What one word or short phrase would you use to describe the support you have received?
2. What would you say to other bereaved children and young people who are thinking about getting support?
From these two questions, we will create two word clouds. These can be used to support this year's Children's Grief Awareness Week, as well your own organisation or service in the months to come.
Interested and want your organisation to participate? Then watch our information video below. Organisations and services can register their interest in participating here.
The deadline for registrations is Monday 18 October 2021, to allow organisations and services enough time to gather the necessary responses.
The deadline to submit those responses for the word cloud assets is Monday 8 November 2021.
The Children's Grief Awareness Week steering group