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1 in 29 school age children in the UK have been bereaved of a
parent or sibling.

24,000 parents die each year, leaving dependent children.

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Wear a ribbon throughout the week to show your support.

Visit griefencounter.org.uk to buy Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK 2016 ribbons for you and your friends.

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spread the word

Download our unique logo and link back to our site and use our special hashtag #ChildrensGriefAwareness to help get the conversation started.

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Children’s grief awareness week UK

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#MAKETIME2LISTEN

The theme for the Week is #MakeTime2Listen – we can all make a difference to make sure that bereaved children and young people’s voices are heard.

· All too often, bereaved children feel as if no-one understands what they are going through

· They need their families, friends, teachers and communities to listen carefully to them, helping them feel understood and supported

· Even if they haven’t got words to describe how they are feeling or thinking, family and friends can ‘listen’ to their body language and behaviour

· A young person might not want to talk right now, but it’s helpful for them to know someone is there to listen when they are ready

· Parents and carers shouldn’t have to cope alone. Family, friends, colleagues, schools and the government all have a part to play in listening to grieving children

· Specialist support services should be available in all local areas for all grieving children and their families that need them – wherever they live and however they have been bereaved – helping them realise someone is listening

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LOLA'S CUPCAKES

Grief Encounter are proud to be partnering with Lola’s Cupcakes to sell a limited edition Grief Encounter cupcake in store, nationwide, from the 17th – 23rd November. 25% of all cupcake sales will be donated to Grief Encounter. Look out for celebrity tweets with hashtags #maketime2listen and #childrensgriefawarenessweek

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FILM COMPETITION

The Film competition has now closed.

Do you know children and young people that could make the film for Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2016? We are looking for films of up to 1 minute on the theme of #MakeTime2Listen, from child bereavement services across the UK.

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Shop & Support

Grief Relief Kit
£89.99

Grief Relief Kit

Filled to the brim with tools and activities to help you understand bereavement and adjust to your loss in a safe way.

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Memory Bear
£24.99

Memory Bear

Special bears made with the material of something that belonged to the special person who has died.

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Shopping Day Ticket
£5.00

Shopping Day Ticket

Come to the Shopping Day on 22nd November where you can find clothes, jewellery, gifts and more.

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bad time rhymes
£8.99

bad time rhymes

Featuring poems written by bereaved children conveying how it feels to experience the death of someone close.

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