Be Grief Aware. Show You Care.
2-8th December 2022
Death is such a difficult thing for any of us to face. Despite it being widespread, grief is often misunderstood. The bereaved can be left feeling isolated, lonely and confused. Family and friends may be unsure how best support them. 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’. For more information, visit The Good Grief Trust.
This is the third year IHF are leading out on a national grief awareness campaign (NGAW) to coincide with the UK campaign.
As part of this year’s campaign, we have developed a downloadable document with all of the NGAW 2022 promotional assets. This document contains our bereavement key messages, social media images, campaign poster and bereavement support line information.
We are running a social media campaign to raise awareness of grief, what can help when grieving, and ways you can support someone who is grieving.
We are hosting a free online bereavement information event entitled: ‘Living with Loss’ on the 8th December 2022. Head to our Eventbrite page to register.
We are launching our ‘Real financial Impact of Bereavement’ report on 5th December 2022. This is a summary of a report commissioned by Irish Hospice Foundation funded by the Department of Social Protection. More information about this event to follow.
How Can You Help?
Watch our 3 minute informational video about grief and share the video link with your friends and family.
- Share the video using the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJrs51lYGX0
- Tell people you know; family, friends, colleagues, your community about the campaign.
- Email your colleagues/networks with the details and a link to this webpage or print off some of our promotional assets and make them accessible to your colleagues.
- Share on your social media accounts using our promotional assets and using #NGAW2022 #BeGriefAware and tagging @irishhospice
Please visit our Care & Inform Hub for more information and advice on grief and loss
Call Ireland’s first national Bereavement Support Line 1800 80 70 77, Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm