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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

National Day of Reflection - Tuesday 23 March

Published: 23/03/2021

The National Day of Reflection, which is being led by Marie Curie, takes place today - the one year anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown.

Marie Curie estimates that over three million people have been bereaved since the pandemic began. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, it is believed that many of these people won’t have had the chance to properly say goodbye or grieve.

The National Day of Reflection aims to give us a moment to remember, grieve and celebrate everyone who has died, as well as show support for our families, friends and colleagues who are grieving.

We want to commemorate all those who have died, support those who have been bereaved throughout the pandemic, and encourage each other to take a moment to reflect on the last year, so as a Trust, we will be marking the one minute silence, which is being held nationally at 12 noon. 

We are inviting our colleagues, service users, carers and families, to take this moment to pause and reflect, not only on those we have lost, but also on the tremendous efforts of everyone in the Trust and the NHS over the past 12 months in unprecedented and difficult circumstances.  We take this opportunity to thank all of our colleagues once again for their dedication, compassion and commitment.