18th November 2021 – Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2021
Today marks the start of Children’s Grief Awareness Week (CGAW).
Founded in 2014 by Grief Encounter, Children’s Grief Awareness Week was designed to raise awareness of bereaved children across the UK and how much providing them with support can help them immediately and in their futures.
“This year’s CGAW theme focusses on #saythewords, giving bereaved children the opportunity to give their grief a public voice.
At least 10,000 children have been bereaved of a primary caregiver across the UK due to the pandemic according to research published in the Lancet in July 2021. And over 50,000 children have had a parent, guardian or carer die from other causes over the last 20 months.”
To support this wonderful initiative, and help raise awareness, across the next seven days I will be sharing interviews, articles and book reviews that all have a focus to help children when a loved one dies.
As well as posts shared on here, I will be sharing to my my social media. To make sure you don’t miss anything, here are all the links you need: