Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day, which aims to help people become more aware of the needs of grieving children.


The Myton Hospices recently joined with organisations from across Coventry and Warwickshire to put on a free event at Coventry Cathedral for bereaved young people.


The #NotAlone event welcomed children and young people who have experienced bereavement to take part in activities and crafts like making sand jars, creating origami boats and planting seeds. There were plenty of cakes and treats to enjoy, and everyone was invited to take part in a short service at the end of the afternoon.


Working alongside some wonderful partners, #NotAlone aimed to give bereaved young people time to talk and think, whilst providing an opportunity to express their feelings through art, crafts, drama, music workshops and reflective space.


Myton, The Laura Centre, Shakespeare Hospice, Relate, Dare 2 Dream, Coventry Cathedral, Mary Ann Evans Hospice and University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire worked collaboratively to bring the event to fruition.


Deborah Frost, Child Services Coordinator at the Myton Hospices, said:

We really enjoyed being part of the #not alone event and working with the other organisations involved. It was a lovely afternoon with some great activities for young people and children to get involved with. We came away with lots to learn from and build on in future too.

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