Children’s Grief Awareness Week is a chance for us to come together to show our support for bereaved children across the UK. Organisations across the UK show solidarity with grieving children, young people and their families in their community; raising awareness of their needs and how to help; and fundraising for their service.
This year, Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2021 is focused on the benefit of support, hearing directly from the children and young people themselves. We know that the numbers of bereaved children and young people have sadly increased. We know that there are many more children and young people who are dealing with grief because someone close to them has died during the last year. We want bereaved children and young people to #saythewords about what support means to them, highlighting the difference support can make in their lives.
Children’s Grief Awareness Week is organised by: the Childhood Bereavement Network, Child Bereavement UK, Grief Encounter, WAY Widowed and Young, and Winston’s Wish. The week was initiated by Grief Encounter and the Childhood Bereavement Network.