December 2, 2022

Why RWK Goodman supports National Grief Awareness Week 2022

NGAW will run from 2nd to the 8th December 2022. It is especially important in the current climate, as we continue to face the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

What does National Grief Awareness Week hope to achieve?

National Grief Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the breadth of resources available to those grieving in the UK.

One of the lead charities, The Good Grief Trust, aims to reach out to those suffering with grief, but also those who have never suffered the loss of a loved one, in order to raise awareness and to seek they get involved as well.

The campaign aims to unify all resources available, in order to provide a high quality of care for all in the community, and as early as possible, to prevent grief seriously affecting mental and physical health.

It is also an opportunity to come together and make talking about grief feel more normal and easier.

How can you get involved?

During the week, you can get involved in the following ways:

  • Share resources and look for advice on how to support those who are grieving. There is a wealth of information online
  • Checking in on your neighbours – check in on everyone, especially those that live alone. Ask if they need anything. Offer them a cup of tea. It might be appreciated more than you know.
  • Be honest about your own struggles – find the confidence to share your own thoughts; it may help someone struggling to find the courage to open up about their struggles and break the taboo around talking about it. Your story could become someone’s hope.
  • Become a volunteer with a bereavement charity or make a donation of money to support their work.

How to find out more?

Here are some of the wonderful charities who can support those grieving, and their loved ones who wish to help them:

For more information on resources, or practical steps for what to do when someone dies, please see our dedicated bereavement website here.


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