National Day of Reflection 2022
On 23 March, let’s take time to connect, supporting the millions of people who are grieving, and remembering the family, friends, neighbours and colleagues we’ve lost during the pandemic.
Whether sudden or expected, the death of someone close to us can be devastating. We will all feel the pain of grief at some point in our lives. The last two years have reminded us how much harder grief is when you are isolated from those whom you care about and those who support you.
While life is beginning to return to normal for some people, several million people are still living with the trauma of loss, and not being able to grieve properly. This includes many children as well as adults. We need to come together, in our streets, workplaces, schools and communities, as well as with the nation at large, to acknowledge and soothe this pain. Let’s make the legacy of the pandemic years one of compassion, love and active support for those who grieve, both now, and in the years to come.
About Marie Curie
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity. They support people with all aspects of dying, death and bereavement, and campaign for a world where everyone gets to have the best experience possible at the end of their lives.
About Marie Curie bereavement support
If you, or someone you care about is grieving, the Marie Curie Support Line can help. Whether your bereavement was expected, happened recently or was some time ago, They are there to listen and discuss your practical and emotional concerns. They can also support you before your loved one dies. Call them for free on 0800 090 2309 to speak to a trained Support Line Officers or get ongoing support from a bereavement volunteer.