Greater Manchester is supporting National Grief Awareness Week, which takes place from the 2-8th December 2021.
Manchester & Salford Samaritans and Greater Manchester Supports National Grief Awareness Week
This December, Manchester & Salford Samaritans and Greater Manchester are supporting National Grief Awareness Week, which takes place from the 2-8th December 2021.
Grief Awareness Week is about raising awareness of all aspects of grief and loss, to open conversations and normalise talking about grief and ensure people dealing with loss know how and where to get support.
Grief Awareness Week is organised by The Good Grief Trust a national organisation which exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK. The trust’s vision is to help those bereaved acknowledge their grief and provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support.
This year, for Grief Awareness Week the Good Grief Trust are encouraging people to spread some warmth, whether that is by putting the kettle on for a chat with a colleague, checking in on a neighbour or inviting a friend for a walk and talk.
Throughout the week organisations across Greater Manchester will be raising awareness of the support available locally through the Greater Manchester Bereavement Service which is there to help anyone in Greater Manchester that has been bereaved or affected by a death. To ensure no one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief.
Find out more about The Good Grief Trust and Grief Awareness Week here: https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org/ngaw/
Call the service on 0161 983 0902 for help in finding the right support for you. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except bank holidays) or email the service on [email protected]
If you need to speak with someone at a weekend about a bereavement, please call NHS Bereavement Helpline on 0800 2600 400, available 8am to 8pm every day.
Or you can call Samaritans 116 123 at no cost, any time of the day or night. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.