People in Leeds encouraged to get talking for National Grief Awareness Week: National Grief Awareness Week

29 Nov 2022

People in Leeds encouraged to get talking for National Grief Awareness Week

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Events taking place as part of week from December 2-8

A range of activities are taking place in Leeds over the coming days as the city marks National Grief Awareness Week.

Running from December 2-8, the week is themed around encouraging conversations and talking to people and offering support to normalise grief. These chats be in school, at home, in the community or online, supporting each other by going for a walk, sharing a hot drink or checking in on neighbours.

Led nationally by the Good Grief Trust, in Leeds the campaign is supported by Leeds Bereavement Forum in partnership with the Swan Song Project, Good Grief Guiseley and Full Circle Funerals.

The events taking place in Leeds during the week are as follows:

Friday 2nd December 10-12pm: Words and Music. Virgin Media event space. Tickets via Eventbrite.

Friday 2nd December 2-4pm: Good Grief Guiseley cafe. Guiseley Theatre. No ticket needed.

Wednesday 7th December 2-3:30pm: Leeds Bereavement Forum AGM. Online. Tickets via Eventbrite.

Thursday 8th December 11am: Continuing Bonds webinar. Online. Tickets via Eventbrite.

For more information about the events, and to book places visit National Grief Awareness Week 2022 – Event Listings – Full Circle Funerals

In addition to the events, as the finale to the week in Leeds on Thursday 8 December Leeds Civic Hall, Leeds Town Hall and Leeds City Museum will all be lit up in orange to demonstrate support and to help raise awareness further.

Leeds City Council executive member for public health and active lifestyles Councillor Salma Arif said:

“We are very pleased to again be supporting National Grief Awareness Week in Leeds and its important message of talking about grief and loss and helping each other. Not talking about grief and bottling it up can lead to serious problems, so it is incredibly important that we all take the time to talk and listen to those who may need support or a simple chat to show they are not on their own.”

For more information on National Grief Awareness Week visit National Grief Awareness Week (

Notes to editors:

Leeds is recognised for its partnership work on death, dying and bereavement through the Dying Matters programme. To find out more visit Dying Matters Leeds




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