#ShareYourStory 

National Grief Awareness Week

The second annual National Grief Awareness Week 2020 (NGAW) runs from 2nd-8th December.   We think it's so important for people to be able to tell their own unique story of loss, which is why we're doing everything we can to get the word out.   Check out our videos, articles and share with your friends - together we can "bravely bust the taboo" and support each other through grief and bereavement! 

#ShareYourStory 

The second annual National Grief Awareness Week runs from 2nd-8th December 2020.  We think it's so important for people to be able to tell their own unique story of loss, which is why we're doing everything we can to get the word out.  Check out our videos, articles and share with your friends - together we can "bravely bust the taboo" and support each other through grief and bereavement! 

National Grief Awareness Week

Free webinars 

Learn more about bereavement, supporting others and life after loss at one of our free live events during National Grief Awareness Week 2020 

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 

How to Recognise Grief in Your Coaching Clients 

Carole Henderson, Managing Director of Grief UK Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist 
Unresolved grief can impair client progress. Learn how to identify it and get your coaching flying again. Whether you are a business, life, health, sports or any other coach this talk will help you move forward with clients who seem inexplicably stuck as well as those who are clearly grieving. 
 
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 
19:30 - 20:30 GMT 
FULLY BOOKED 

Thursday, 3rd December 2020 

How to Recognise Your Response to Loss 

Carol Wright, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist Health and Life Coach, Author 
Carol Wright is an author whose response to loss manifested itself in illness, accidents and autoimmune problems, as described in her book Unseen: How to recognise the link between loss and its devastating impact on the body. Whether you are a mental health professional, HR specialist, lawyer, health and safety at work specialist or know someone that has recently suffered a loss, this free webinar will help you recognise why people take time off work, are unproductive or are merely isolating themselves. 
 
Thursday, 3rd December 2020 
19:30 - 20:30 GMT 

Thursday, 3rd December 2020 

Jill Attree

How to move forward from a life of loss to a life of hope and fulfilment 

Jill Attree, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist Grief UK's Grief Recovery Specialist of the Year 2020 
Join Jill as she chats with Sam Clark about how, after discovering her unresolved grief, she was able to leave behind the pain and loneliness and that awful feeling of being stuck to find a life of hope and fulfilment. 
 
Thursday, 3rd December 2020 
19:30 - 20:30 GMT 

Friday, 4th December 2020 

Dementia - Grieving the Living and After 

Yasmin May, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist 
Listen to Yasmin's own story of caring for her mother through Dementia and the challenges she faced and how she regained her wellbeing. 
 
She will share helpful tips on how to manage looking after a loved one who is changing through Dementia and also how to heal heartpain that many feel from losing that person. 
 
NEW additional session: Friday, 4 December 2020 
13:00 – 14:00 GMT 

Saturday, 5th December 2020 

Melissa Taylor

A Perfect Storm: mid-life grief 

Melissa Taylor, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist 
In the autumn following my 50th birthday, my mother was killed in a car crash. This tragedy changed me forever. My brain, my body and my heart, all felt completely broken. I had lost my anchor, at a time when the seas were roughest. My journey back to myself, changed me forever. In this talk, I will share my story, and some of the things that helped me. 
 
Saturday, 5th December 2020 
11:00 - 11:30 GMT 

Monday, 7th December 2020 

Jill Attree

How to support a grieving friend 

Geraldine Macé, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist Life Transitions Coach 
Many of us have no idea of the best way to support a friend after they have experienced a significant personal loss. Sometimes we end up drifting apart purely because we don't feel confident in what to do or say. This webinar will take a look at ways that you can support a grieving friend so that you can be there for them when you are most needed. 
 
Monday, 7th December 2020 
12:00 - 12:30 GMT 

Monday, 7th December / Tuesday, 8th December 2020 

How to Talk to Your Child About Loss 

Leni Robson, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist Funeral and Life Celebrant 
On average children suffer about 15 losses before they become adults. These can range from death, divorce, moving house, loss of safety through bullying, or even loss of schedule. 
 
This talk will gives you an overview in how grief may manifest itself in children's behaviour, how you can dispel the myths and how to get your child to open up to you in how they are feeling, enabling them to grow up being able to express themselves honestly, leading to better mental health. 
Monday, 7th December 2020 
19:00 - 20:30 GMT 
Tuesday, 8th December 2020 
19:00 - 20:30 GMT 

Bereavement Box of Hearts  

To mark the upcoming National Grief Awareness Week 2020, we’ve created a brand-new version of Box of Hearts from our Open Ears programme!  
 
Inside each Box of Hearts are 52 cards with conversation starters and questions specifically for people who want to have good conversations with a friend or relative who has experienced a bereavement along with some guidance for the person doing the asking. 
 
Available with or without our lovable Open Ears Bear - please select from the drop down. 
 
To see some sample questions being answered, check out our videos below! 
 

Videos 

If you could have one last conversation, what would you talk about? 
What kind of things do you wish you had said before they died? 
What is the most unhelpful thing someone has said to you since your loss? 
Describe your favourite photograph together. 
Tell me about a mistake (name) made. 
Tell me about a time (name) made you laugh. 
What do you think is the hardest life lesson for a person to learn? 
If you could write a book about your experience, what would you call it and why? 

Videos 

If you could have one last conversation, what would you talk about? 
What kind of things do you wish you had said before they died? 
What is the most unhelpful thing someone has said to you since your loss? 
Describe your favourite photograph together. 
Tell me about a mistake (name) made. 
Tell me about a time (name) made you laugh. 
What do you think is the hardest life lesson for a person to learn? 
If you could write a book about your experience, what would you call it and why? 

Articles 

Articles 

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