National Day of Reflection
On Tuesday 23rd March, Marie Curie is leading on a National Day of Reflection encouraging everyone to, in their words "come together to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future".
"Since the first lockdown began in 2020, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Too many lives have been cut short and millions have been bereaved.
Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the people left behind.
Join us on 23 March, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown, for a National Day of Reflection to reflect on our collective loss, support those who've been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.
There are still tough times ahead, as the death toll continues to rise. This annual day will give us all time to pause and think about this unprecedented loss we're facing, and support each other through grief in the years to come.
We're inviting you to take a minute to reflect and a moment to connect.
Join the minute's silence at 12 noon on 23 March to show your support for the millions of people who've been bereaved and take a moment to reach out to someone you know who's grieving. Have a chat, send a card, a message or spring flowers."
- Marie Curie website
Click here to find out more about the National Day of Reflection.
If you have experienced a loss, Cruse Bereavement Care are a national organisation who offer local Brighton and Hove support within the Community Roots network.
If you, or someone you know needs support, you can contact Cruse on Freephone 0808 808 1677.
Supporting others who are grieving
"If you have a friend or relative who has been bereaved it can be difficult to know how to support them. It’s normal to feel awkward, or worried that you will make things worse.
Don’t let your worries and fears stop you from being there for them at a time when they need you more than ever. There are some simple things you can do to help and support them."
- Cruse website