Posted by Ros Connors

Public united in grief ahead of National Day of Reflection

For the third year running, end-of-life charity Marie Curie, is leading the National Day of Reflection – a unique day to spotlight the grief which affects millions of us and the better support which is needed.

As the third anniversary of the UK going into lockdown approaches people are being encouraged to open up about their grief and have a conversation with bereaved families, friends and colleagues – to support one another. The pandemic was where the National Day of Reflection started, but Marie Curie’s long-term vision is that all grief should be more visible and better supported in UK society.

The pain of grief affects millions of us and in the past few years alone the country has experienced a sense of mass grief with both Covid and ongoing global conflicts; and most recently the death of the Queen sparking a period of significant mourning and collective feeling of loss.

Ros spoke to Jane Murray, bereavement counsellor and Marie Curie bereavement support team lead.

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