National Grief Awareness Week 2022


National Grief Awareness Week takes place between 2nd-8th December 2022.

The theme for this year is ‘to open conversations and normalise grief’. Whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, you can reach out, have conversations and support one another 💙

Through the Let’s Talk Bereavement Project, it has become very clear that low-level bereavement support (i.e. being able to talk to people around us about our grief without feeling uncomfortable or judged) can help people process their grief.

As part of the awareness week, the Good Grief Trust is encouraging communities to hold Grief Cafés where people who want to have a chat and share their experiences with each other can come and have a coffee and cake together.

Look out for local events during the week, some may be face-to-face, but you can also access The Good Grief virtual grief cafes that are held regularly for different groups and can be found at:

If you would be interested in holding a Grief Café during Grief Awareness week, please contact

To find out more about the local Let’s Talk Bereavement Project and the free training available, please use visit our Let’s Talk Bereavement Page…

You might also be interested in some FREE webinars are being delivered as part of the national Children’s Grief Awareness Week (17th-23rd November) by the Childhood Bereavement Network. The webinars all start at 12 noon are as follows:

  • Children, young people and pre-bereavement – Thursday 17 November
  • Children, trauma and grief – Friday 18 November
  • In conversation with Julie Stokes, Author of ‘You Will Be Okay’, a factual grief guide for children aged 9 years and up – Tuesday 22 November
  • Children, neuro-divergence and grief – Wednesday 23 November

To book your place, please visit the Childhood Bereavement Network website…

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