Grief Awareness Month
Grief Awareness Month is an annual event held in August for communities to acknowledge grief and promote resilience.
The theme for August 2019 is Acknowledging Grief - Connecting in Compassion.
As people struggle with the loss of loved ones, effects of drought, sense of security and safety, hope for the future often seems impossible. During Grief Awareness month NALAG is encouraging Communities to reach out and come together in compassionate support.
In the midst of the chaos of grief we at NALAG hear remarkable stories of communities and individuals resilience and courage and in the spiritthat Australians are known for. Hope for the future can help in healing for those who are grieving.
Celebrating Grief Awareness Month
Many communities promote Grief Awareness Month in their own way. There are many types of memorials, rituals and ways to acknowledge the losses in your community. NALAG uses the symbolism of wattle to promote Grief Awareness Month.
View our 'Upcoming Events' page for a full list of NALAG's contribution to Grief Awareness Month and find out how you can get involved in each event.
Wattle - A Symbol of Grief
Just as over one thousand types
of wattle bloom around Australia
- so do countless individuals
experience grief across our vast nation.
Just as somewhere, somehow
children, women and men are
struggling with the impact of loss
in their lives, every day of the
year, so too do wattle trees
brace themselves against the
elements that often threaten to
destroy them when natural forces
demonstrate their strength.
Just as people from all walks of
life move through their passages
of pain into new and different
ways of being
so too does wattle regenerate
again and again,
and grow to blossom and
offer a sign of new life
to all who view it.
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