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Brighton Journal | 26th May 2020

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Good Grief: Event for National Dying Matters Week

Good Grief: Event for National Dying Matters Week
Hannah Midgley

Martlets is hosting a living with loss support day as part of Brighton Fringe and National Dying Matters Awareness Week, on Wednesday the 22nd of May. The event – which is called ‘Good Grief‘ will be open to anyone who has experienced loss or who would simply like to learn more about grief.

Dying Matters is a coalition of individual and organisational members across England, which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

The aim of the ‘Good Grief’ day, is to encourage people in the community to feel more comfortable talking about death and bereavement with each other. It will a space in which people are offered comfort and advice, and have the opportunity to meet with local people, local support groups and councillors and volunteers from Martlet’s bereavement services.

Jane Cato, who is Martlets Bereavement Services Manager, has said:

Everyone’s experience of grief is different and along with sadness there can be anger, depression or even isolation.  We will be helping people to understand the grieving process and find ways to speak about grief and have a sense of it being a manageable experience to remember loved ones without feeling overwhelmed.  Anyone is welcome to visit at any time.”

Good Grief will take place at Brighton Unitarian Church from 11 am – 5 pm. For more information about the day, please click here, or contact or telephone on 01273 273448.  For more information about Martlets services, call 01273 273400 x793 or take a look at their website

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