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To mark #NationalGriefAwarenessWeek our end-of-life SWAN team will be hosting bereavement cafés across our sites and the wider community to offer support and signpost to services available to those dealing with grief and loss. A private space is also available at each location.💙

For more information on the cafés, click here👉 https://bit.ly/3sXw2Eu


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Hampshire Libraries

🧡 It is Grief Awareness Week and we have a special BorrowBox bookshelf of titles on the subject of grief: https://hampshire.borrowbox.com/product-group/43104/grief-awareness-week

You can also find out about our Death Positive Libraries: https://hants.gov.uk/librariesandarchives/library/about-us/death-positive

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Talking Elephants

This week it was great to get out and about to Dunstable Library to spread the word about our bereavement support coffee groups, Talking Elephants.

Throughout December Neville Funerals will be recognising the The Good Grief Trust and supporting National Grief Awareness Week, with the aim of normalising conversations around grief. If you would like to attend a session please visit our website to find out more: https://www.nevillefuneralservice.com/our-bereavement-support-services/

Please note: the Woburn Sands Session will not be taking place in December and will be back in January 2024. #NationalGriefAwarenessWeek #DunstableLibrary Löis Aspinall Central Bedfordshire Council

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The Patch

This Saturday sees the start of National Grief Awareness Week, and to support this I am inviting you to join me at The Patch this Saturday to make a candle to remember a loved one this Christmas.

Grief is hard at any time of year, but often at Christmas time that loss can feel even greater. Sometimes, particularly with children, we can be unsure of when and how to mark the memory of a loved one during this time. When I work with children, young people and families around grief, loss and bereavement we often make something that can be displayed or shared as a way of including our loved one in our lives.

A candle is a great way to do this, and being able to choose the colour of the wax, and the ribbon or button used to decorate the jar makes this a really personal experience.

Each booking will have their own hour at The Patch, we’ll light the campfire together and I’ll talk you through the candle making process and help where needed. There will be hot drinks and a campfire snack, and whilst there is no pressure to, if you would like to share a story or a memory of your loved one as we sit around the campfire then you are very welcome to do so.
Then you can take your candle home and choose a time during the festive period to light it to honour and remember them.

The Patch welcomes children, young people and families, but also extends its invitation to adults and older people who would like to attend without children. Come on your own, bring a friend, come with your family…

These sessions are free to attend, but we do ask that you reserve your time on our booking site: www.bookwhen.com/thepatch

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, and for more information about The Good Grief Trust keep reading…

The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK.

Their vision is to help those bereaved from day one, acknowledge their grief and provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support.

They bring bereavement services together, to ensure that everyone receives the tailored support they need to move forward with their lives.


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National Grief Awareness Week aims to provide a supportive space for those experiencing loss. Bereavement and loss will happen to us all at some point in our lives and sharing our stories or accessing support can be helpful. We wanted to provide some information for those going through a challenging time.

Cruse Bereavement Support has a wonderful set of resources and is running insightful and supportive sessions. https://www.cruse.org.uk/grief-insights-week/

The Good Grief Trust https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org/ offers advice and support ‘
‘Grief can be complicated, but access to support should never be’

Willowbrook Hospice

As part of National Grief Awareness Week, Willowbrook Hospice are proud to be working with St. Helens Crematorium and St. Helens Libraries to offer bereavement cafés which gives anyone in the community the opportunity to share their experiences of grief and loss in an informal, friendly environment.

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N. S. Wibberley Funeral Directors

Thank you to everyone who came to the Grief Awareness Cafe N. S. Wibberley Funeral Directors with The Good Grief Trust yesterday to start National Grief Awareness Week. We hope you found it helpful and took away the information you needed.

If you were unable to attend I am at the Beckenham Branch Monday to Friday 9-5pm if you want to pop in for a chat and a cuppa and to take away some of the leaflets from the variety or organisations that we have available. You can always just drop in and as long as I am not with someone you are welcome any time or drop me an email to [email protected] and we can get a time booked in the diary.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Luton Libraries



Everyone’s grief looks different and no grief is the same, but we believe that talking – whether that be to family, friends or professional support – is a step in the right direction.

Learn more about the The Good Grief Trust campaign here > thegoodgrieftrust.org

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St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Here at St Wilfrid’s Hospice we offer information and support to those bereaved within our community.

We acknowledge that friends and family cannot take away the pain of losing someone close to you, but they can offer a listening ear over a cup of coffee which can help in a small way.

To read more about Bereavement support that we offer, visit our website https://www.stwhospice.org/our-care/family-services/bereavement/

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This week we are showing our support of #NationalGriefAwarenessWeek2023, an annual initiative which encourages people to share their feelings about grief and talk about their loss.

At Mosaic we would like to celebrate the support we have given to other local and national charities such as The Good Grief Trust whose aim is to bring communities together in support of one another when navigating bereavement, helping to raise awareness of the impact of grief and the support available.

Through December, we are celebrating the support we have given and received this year through our own Christmas Virtual Fundraising Campaign.

To find out more about our Christmas Campaign and donate just £2 to support a bereaved child, follow the link below 👇

NHS SNEE ICB – Ipswich and East Suffolk

City Hospice – Caring for Cardiff

This week has been designed by The Good Grief Trust to raise awareness of the impact of grief, this years’ theme is #BetterTogether which highlights connecting communities and bereavement services. As Cardiff’s local hospice, we know how important talking about grief is and we’re pleased to provide our services to help people cope with grief both at Ty Hosbis and out in the community.

We hold a number of bereavement café sessions every month here at Ty Hosbis and out in the community, providing an opportunity for the community to come together, share experiences and know that you are not alone.

Our bereavement service is available to anyone in Cardiff who needs it. Please feel to call us on 02920 524 158 or find out more here: https://bit.ly/3b3LK7L

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Visit www.thegoodgrieftrust.org for support and information.

For books about grief, ask when you visit the library, or search and reserve online: https://bit.ly/3x2Zy95

The Good Grief Trust

Tomorrow marks the start of #nationalgriefawarenessweek2023, we will be theming our usual stronger together bereavement group next Friday the 8th around the #BetterTogether2023 campaign headed by the The Good Grief Trust.

Our stronger together group takes place weekly at South Hey Community centre in Ansdell for anyone who has suffered a bereavement to come together for a cuppa and a chat, all details pinned to the top of our page.
We will be moving to a new venue in the new year so keep an eye on our page 👀

Also on Friday the 8th December at 6pm we will mark the end of the weeklong campaign with Lytham Windmill being lit up orange in support of this campaign, thank you to Fylde Council for your support in this.

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Taking place from 2-8 December, National Grief Awareness Week 2023 centres on the theme of #BetterTogether and aspires to connect communities through shared activities, fostering supportive conversations, compassion and understanding.

Events like this are so important to get people talking and to remove some of the taboo around death, dying, bereavement and grief. https://loom.ly/vYeAc6Q

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