Children's Grief Awareness Week

Children’s Grief Awareness Week

The week will finish with Children’s Grief Awareness Day on 21 November, a global day designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others.

Following the 2019 Awareness Week which ran between 15-21 November with the theme #LostforWords, the campaign presents a chance for us to come together to show support and understanding for bereaved children across the UK.

With a child bereaved of a parent or sibling every 22 minutes in the UK it has never been more important to raise awareness of these issues. Together organisations across the UK have been highlighting ways children and young people can express their feelings following a bereavement, and support networks currently available.

Initiated by the Highmark Caring Place in 2008, the Day is now supported by organisations across the US through the National Alliance for Grieving Children: CBN’s equivalent body there, and is spreading across the world.

To see more on Children’s Grief Awareness Week visit the Childhood Bereavement Network.