23/03 National Day of Reflection
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.
Did you know that you can create a digital memorial for someone who has passed away using Memory Cloud, an online space to reflect on a loved one's life and share special memories with friends & family.