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National Grief Awareness Week

National Grief Awareness Week takes place across the UK from 2nd to 8th December 2023.

To help support those who have lost a loved one, staff at the Academy hosted a breaktime get together where they served colleagues with tea, coffee and cakes. This provided an opportunity for people to chat with others about their experiences of loss through bereavement and share information about what help and support is available.

Fundraising badges of the Good Grief Trust were also on sale in support of the work of the charity. The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK. They seek to help those bereaved from day one, by enabling them to acknowledge their grief and gain reassurance. They are also able to provide a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support. Further information about the charity and details of how to obtain their support can be found here.