National Grief Awareness Week

Saturday 2 December to Friday 8 December 2023

National Grief Awareness Week 2023 takes place from Saturday 2 December to Friday 8 December 2023.

It is an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of grief and bereavement and the support available  through the Greater Manchester Bereavement Service.

Grief can be overwhelming, but many people find that connecting with people with similar experiences at this difficult time can help them to cope. This can be through a local support group or an online one.

Several events happening in Greater Manchester during the week for you to join or share with friends and family. Click on the links to book.

Finding Magic

Tuesday, 5 December, 7pm – 8.30pm

Stretford Public Hall, Chester Road, Manchester M32 0LG.

One-woman show. Beverley Bishop explores her progression through grief and healing as she tries to find her magic again.

Finding Magic Workshop

Wednesday, 6 December, 10am – 11.30am, Underhall at Stretford Public Hall, Chester Road, Manchester M32 0LG.

Based on the theatre show Finding Magic. Beverley shares some of the tools that have helped put a sparkle back into her life after the death of her son, Jess.

Sing Their Name Choir Christmas performance

Wednesday, 6 December, 7pm – 8.30pm, Main Hall, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS

An evening of Christmas musical classics with The Sing Their Name Choir, a choir for people across Greater Manchester bereaved by suicide.

Projecting Grief webinar

Thursday, 7 December, 10am–11am (virtual).

Hear how Jo and Laura have created Projecting Grief, an online gallery exploring the relationship between loss, creativity and healing.

National Grief Awareness Week 2-8 December 2023. Brought to you by the Good Grief Trust.