I SUPPORT THE #IREMEMBER CAMPAIGN WHICH ENCOURAGES US TO SPEAK MORE OPENLY ABOUT GRIEF
This week I am supporting the campaign to encourage the people of North Ayrshire & Arran to challenge the taboo around talking about dying and grief by taking part in #IRemember, an online campaign in which people share memories of loved ones they have lost.
The pandemic has had a huge impact on the nation’s awareness of dying and grief. Many people have been forced to face bereavement in isolation, making a time that can already be lonely much more difficult.
Organised by the Dying Matters campaign, #IRemember aims to give people much-needed time and space to grieve, and shows that sharing stories helps keep memories of loved ones alive.
“Huge numbers of people have been bereaved during the course of the pandemic, with many unable to say goodbye or mourn their loved one with friends and family.
“Conversations about death can be difficult. But it is important to acknowledge grief, open up discussions about dying, and make what has traditionally been a taboo subject normal.
“#IRemember is a valuable way to remember loved ones who are no longer with us and show that just because they aren’t with us physically, they’re still a huge part of our lives.”
The Dying Matters campaign runs from 22 to 26 November.
For more support please visit https://www.hospiceuk.org/our-campaigns/dying-matters