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.
Children’s grief awareness week UK
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 2016 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 #MakeTime2Listen – we can all make a difference to make sure that bereaved children and young people’s voices are heard.
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
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.
Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2016 is an initiative launched by the Childhood Bereavement Network, the UK body for support groups in the grief and bereavement sector, and Grief Encounter, one of the UK’s leading bereavement charities.
Childhood Bereavement Network and Grief Encounter are proud to link to Highmark Caring Place, the organisation who pioneered this in the USA.
learn about our organisations
Established in 2003 by Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, Grief Encounter is one of the UK’s leading child bereavement charities, providing free, pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families.
Shop & Support
Every item you buy helps support Children’s Grief Awareness Day UK 2016!
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.
Special bears made with the material of something that belonged to the special person who has died.
Shopping Day Ticket
Come to the Shopping Day on 22nd November where you can find clothes, jewellery, gifts and more.
bad time rhymes
Featuring poems written by bereaved children conveying how it feels to experience the death of someone close.