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CGAW - Children's Grief Awareness Week

Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK (CGAW) was founded in 2014 by leading childhood bereavement charity Grief Encounter. In 2020 CGAW will run from 19th - 25th November.

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Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK is designed to raise awareness of bereaved children and young people in the UK, and how providing those affected with free, professional support can make the world of difference to their future. Organisations and charities across the UK show solidarity with grieving children, young people and their families in their community; raising awareness of their needs and how to help.

Grief Encounter team up with the Childhood Bereavement Network and member services across the UK to plan the Week.

Children’s Grief Awareness Day falls on on 19th November 2020, a global day designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others.

Initiated by the Highmark Caring Place in 2008, the Day is now supported by organisations across the US through the National Alliance for Grieving Children: Child Bereavement Network’s equivalent North American body, and is spreading across the world. The day is always held on the Thursday before Thanksgiving in the US.

More about CGAW

'I Got Through'

We are proud to present, an original piece of Spoken Word by UK artist Hussain Manawer and Young Ambassador, Luke Brookner, for Grief Encounter and
#childrensgriefawarenessweek

This film was made to highlight the milestones and moments which cause isolation in grief. We hope the film will give voice to moments a young bereaved person finds tough, but often cannot say.
#saythewords