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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Wear a ribbon throughout the week to show your support.
Visit griefencounter.org.uk to buy Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK 2015 ribbons for you and your friends.

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Download our unique logo and link back to our site and use our special hashtag #ChildrensGriefAwareness to help get the conversation started.

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Children’s grief awareness week UK

Supporting Parents & Carers

SUPPORTING PARENTS & CARERS

Children's Grief Awareness Week UK 2015 will have a special emphasis this year on supporting parents and carers; raising awareness that the first line of support to the grieving child are the people closest to them. It is vital to offer external support to those adults and young people through our expertise and knowledge.

Supporting Parents & Carers

SPECIALIST SUPPORT SERVICES

Specialist support services should be available in all areas for grieving children and their families that need them - wherever they live and however they have been bereaved - helping them realise they are not alone. We raise money to help expand support services in the bereavement sector and help more families in the UK.

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Get Involved

You can get involved in a variety of ways – from supporting the designated Children’s Grief Awareness Week events to individual and company fundraising. There will be various events throughout the week and across the UK. Here is what we've got going on. Let us know what you're up to!

THURSDAY
NOV 19

LAUNCH: Forever night around the UK

Join us by lighting a candle at 6pm GMT in the UK. Grief Encounter will be lighting candles and singing around a campfire in their grounds at Stephens House, N3 followed by a supper and remembrance activities. All activites are free but places are limited. Bereaved families can register and secure a place by emailing us at community@griefencounter.org.uk.

ALL WEEK

”rebuilding lives”
with LEGO®

An in-school campaign where you can bring in unwanted LEGO® to donate to children, and raise money for Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK. Learn how you can donate your unwanted LEGO® bricks at griefencounter.org.uk.

Please note: This initiative is not endorsed or sponsored by the LEGO® Group.

FRIDAY
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SATURDAY

NOV 20/21

Charity Collections
at brent cross
shopping centre

Visit Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London to donate and support bereaved young people and families.
Stop by Friday, 10am - 4pm or
Saturday 9am - 4pm and visit our charity collection tables where you can buy an awareness ribbon.

MONDAY
NOV 23

special event hosted by
MP Mike Freer

Join us at The House of Commons for a special event hosted by MP Mike Freer raising awareness about the issues grieving children and their families face.

TUESDAY
NOV 24

Shopping Encounter at Allianz Park

Join us for a unique opportunity to buy your Xmas gifts and something for yourself. 9:30am - 8pm at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, London NW4 1RL. £5 in advance, £7 at the door.

ALL WEEK

funny encounter

Top UK Comedians show support for Children’s Grief Awareness Week with the use of humour to face adversity, including Al Murray Pub Landlord and Lee Nelson. Click here.

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Rebuilding after loss

REBUILDING AFTER LOSS

Rebuilding a new life after the death of a loved one is hard for everyone, but especially for children and young people. Once the shock and trauma of a life changing event such a bereavement has been managed, finding a way to move forward must begin. Children have an overwhelming sense of confusion, fear and anxiety, alongside their grief, which must be cared for in order for them to continue into adulthood with a sense of confidence and long lasting happiness.

Making a difference.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

This is where Grief Encounter makes a difference; we help families address a multitude of challenging issues following the death of a loved one, alleviating the hurt and confusion caused, whilst promoting healing. Grief Encounter offers a flexible and accessible service, which aims to professionally care and respond to bereaved children, young people and their families via counselling, group activities, family fun days, residentials camps and interactive online services.

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Shop & Support

£49.99

Grief Relief Kit

Filled to the brim with tools and activities to help you understand bereavement and adjust to your loss in a safe way.

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£24.99

Memory Bear

Special bears made with the material of something that belonged to the special person who has died.

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£2.99

Seed Kit

Plant your seeds in memory of someone special and see new life grow. A great gift in memory of a special person.

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£8.99

bad time rhymes

Featuring poems written by bereaved children conveying how it feels to experience the death of someone close.

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