National Grief Awareness Week serves as a poignant reminder that grief is an inevitable part of everyone’s lives and something we must all learn to cope with. Throughout this week, Nutrix Personnel are uniting with The Good Grief Trust to raise awareness on the impact of grief, especially during moments when families traditionally come together, such as the festive Christmas period.
In this article, we will explore the essence of grief, our commitment to raising awareness, and invite our staff to participate in the 'Good is Great' National Grief Awareness Week Webinar that takes place on Thursday the 7th of December.
Grief is a complex emotional response to loss, extending beyond the commonly associated mourning for the deceased. Nutrix Personnel recognises that grief can manifest in various forms, stemming from diverse losses like the end of a relationship, job loss, or the dissolution of a friendship. It's crucial to understand that each person's grief journey is unique, and understanding these differences can help us to create a more compassionate and supportive community.
The pain of loss can often feel overwhelming. All sorts of difficult and unexpected emotions can be experienced, from disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness to shock and anger. It can even be difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight as the pain of grief also disrupts with your physical health. All of these feelings are normal reactions to loss and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.
How Nutrix Personnel is Here to Help You
Our compassionate team are on a mission to normalise conversations around grief. Through our support of The Good Grief Trust, we hope to demonstrate our commitment to creating a unified voice that dispels the taboo surrounding grief. We actively encourage our employees and the public to engage in open dialogue, offering guidance on what to say and, equally important, what to avoid.
Simple acts of kindness, like expressing condolences, sharing memories, and providing space for conversation, can make a significant difference in supporting those navigating the challenging terrain of grief. Meanwhile, making assumptions about how someone may feel, trying to find quick fixes, setting expectations around how long grief will last, and telling them to ‘move on’, can have a profoundly opposite effect.
Join us in Creating a Unified Voice
We strongly believe that by actively engaging in conversations about loss, we can contribute to normalising grief and creating a more empathetic and supportive society. It’s why we highly recommend that our staff to check in on your friends, families and neighbours, put the kettle on and stop for a chat now and then, or, perhaps go for a walk, and talk about those you miss most. The role of a healthcare professional is an extremely tough one and dealing with loss is common. We’re passionate about ensuring our staff have access to the necessary tools they require to cope with such grief so they can continue to offer exceptional care to patients across the country.
Additionally, we encourage everyone to participate in community initiatives that promote the impact of grief. This evening at 6pm, The Good Grief Trust are urging local landmarks, such as the Blackpool Tower, to light the UK orange in support of National Grief Awareness week. This is the perfect opprtunity for us to break the silence surrounding grief, offer solace to those in need, and create a shared voice that emphasises compassion, resilience, and support for one another.
Let’s be #BetterTogether this National Grief Awareness Week
In the spirit of National Grief Awareness Week, Nutrix Personnel stands firm in the belief that we are indeed #BetterTogether. Through education, open dialogue, and community engagement, we strive to dismantle the stigma surrounding grief.
Join us in our collective effort to improve the society we live in, so individuals feel empowered to share their stories, lean on one another for support, and embrace the healing power of unity. We can all make a difference in the lives of those who are bereaved, ensuring that no one walks the path of grief alone.