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National Grief Awareness Week

National Grief Awareness Week 2020

Wednesday 2nd – Tuesday 8th December 2020

Death is such a difficult thing for any of us to face. For many, this experience has been exacerbated due to Covid-19. Despite it being widespread, grief is often misunderstood. The bereaved can be left feeling isolated, lonely and confused. Family and friends may also be left feeling confused by the unexpected feelings or behaviors of the bereaved. Learning more about grief can help someone before and during the grieving process and the people supporting them.

For the last number of years Good Grief Trust UK, an umbrella charity for bereavement supports in the UK, have led out on a National Grief Awareness Week. Through this initiative they hope to “normalise grief and get people talking about this typically uncomfortable subject on a national forum”.
Visit National Grief Awareness Week site:

This is the second year Irish Hospice Foundation are leading out on a national grief awareness campaign to coincide with the UK campaign. This year we are hosting Living with Loss, a free online bereavement information event and running complimentary posts on our social platforms.


Please help spread the word so bereaved people in Ireland are aware of and can benefit from this week

  • Please like and share our posts on our social media platforms (click icons below) using hastags #NGAW2020 and #AlwaysRemembered and tagging us.

  • Tell people you know: family, friends, colleagues, your community. Email the details and a link to this webpage.
  • Download the promo pack, download and print out posters below and share social graphics below. (Right click on the images and save)

Promotional assets

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For information and advice on grief and loss visit our Care & Inform hub.

For information on our National Bereavement Support Line.

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