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

Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK 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. Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK 2017 will be an opportunity for us all to acknowledge the painful impact that the death of a loved one has on the life of a child, and an opportunity to make sure these children receive the support they need. The theme for the week is #YoureNotAlone – we can all make a difference to make sure that bereaved children and young people’s voices are heard.

Childhood Bereavement Network and Grief Encounter are proud to link to Highmark Caring Place, the organisation who pioneered this in the USA.


Grief Encounter

Childhood Bereavement Network

Balloons of Devon

SeeSaw Oxfordshire

Winston’s Wish

Changing Chapters C.I.C

Ayrshire Hospice

The Swing

Sebastians Action Trust


Child Bereavement UK

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