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Update - GMMH Goes Yellow for Grief Awareness Week 2020

This year, we lit up The Curve in yellow and asked you to #ShareYourStory, to raise awareness and stand with those who may be grieving alone due to COVID-19.

 

National Grief Awareness Week is took place this year from 02 – 08 December. This annual national event is driven by The Good Grief Trust, the UK's leading umbrella charity, bringing all UK bereavement services, support organisations and helplines together under one central database.

We know that this year has been incredibly difficult for so many people. COVID-19 restrictions have made it harder than ever for those grieving at home to access vital human connection – whether that be a chat over a cup of tea, or a simple hug – which has caused profound distress and trauma for many.

We want to make sure that as many people as possible feel connected and able to reach out to share their grief. That's why this year we supported National Grief Awareness Week by promoting the key message - #ShareYourStory.

#ShareYourStory

Your story could become someone's hope

Though Grief Awareness Week is over, we are still asking you to #ShareYourStory. Sharing your own story of grief will help those who have been struggling during COVID-19 to know that they are not alone, and that their loved one will be remembered. It will also help others understand the grief process, and open up important conversations about emotions and feelings that are often difficult to express.

If you would like to share your story, please get in touch with communications@gmmh.nhs.uk​. Or, tag us on Twitter at @GMMH_NHS, using the hashtags #ShareYourStory and #TogetherGMMH.

GMMH Goes Yellow

On 08th December 6pm – 12am, we will be lighting up GMMH's Trust Headquarters, The Curve, in yellow, in order to raise awareness of grief, and to stand with all those who are grieving, including those who have lost friends and family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The curve

 

Support is available

If you're struggling with grief, you are not alone. Visit The Good Grief Trust website to find out about the support available to you.

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