What is #IRemember?
Across the world, different cultures and faiths have ways to remember the dead, all different but all with their roots in memory and the importance of not forgetting those we knew. Running from 22 - 26 November, #IRemember creates a space to share memories, to remember those we have lost and to break the taboo around grief and bereavement.
Those grieving need to tell their story repeatedly
Grief is a natural response to losing someone you love and cherish. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and everyone experiences it differently.
We want to remember those we have lost because after a bereavement we need to time and space to grieve, heal and keep their memory alive. Remembrance unites people of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds.
Little things can remind us of the ones we have lost – a song, a place, a particular way that they put their coat on in the morning. No matter how small, it is important to remember them, and to share these so that their memory lives on.
Ever read someone’s story and think: ‘this is exactly what I needed to hear today.’? Your #IRemember story can do that for someone else.
#IRemember webinar with Dr. Kathryn Mannix
In 2020, we welcomed former palliative care doctor and end of life campaigner Dr. Kathryn Mannix and personal recovery coach Julie New in a conversation with Hospice UK CEO Tracey Bleakley exploring how to prepare for death, and how to support those who are grieving.
How do I get involved in #IRemember?
Keep an eye on our website and social media channels in the run up to the end of November. During the week of #IRemember (22 - 26 November) all you will need to do is:
- Share a memory of someone you would like to remember - this can be a friend, a family member, a pet or a colleague. You can include a photo, a video or just stick to text if you want.
- Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IRemember and tagging @DyingMatters
We'll be sharing your stories throughout the week.