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One child in every UK classroom will experience the death of someone close by the time they reach 16 years old. Grief Encounter is here to help with the confusion, fear, loneliness and pain, providing a lifeline to children and young people to cope with free, immediate, one-to-one support.

support us

We need your help more than ever this year, to ensure we are able to continue offering support to even more bereaved children and young people, who need us through these challenging times.


Myles' Story

“My dad had a heart attack, I carried on going to school and then everything started to change. I started to develop a stutter and I would wake-up crying, having nightmares and night terrors. Grief Encounter helps pretty much everyone feel better about themselves; I know it helped me find my voice again.”

Myles was 6 when his daddy died, now a member of the Grief Encounter choir, he proudly sang with Katherine Jenkins

Test your endurance with our Go-Karting event

Join us for an adrenaline-pumping, day out on 19th May with colleagues and friends racing in twin engine, Le Mans Karts and help raise much-needed funds for Grief Encounter.

the Newly launched Memory Wall

The Memory Wall is a virtual place to post a picture, add some words & light a candle in the memory of someone special that has died. A new innovative way to donate and help a bereaved child & young person

TCS london marathon 2022

Inspired by this year's marathon runners? Well this is your chance to take part too, get training and challenge yourself to run the well trodden route, while raising funds for bereaved children and young people


One to one counselling is a vital part of the support we offer you. We understand the importance a private place to work through grief, whatever your age

grief guides

Grief Encounter have produced a range of Grief Guides that may help you, or those around you, navigate your grief, covering all kinds of subjects that often hard to comprehend at difficult times

grieftalk helpline

You can call the grieftalk freephone helpline weekdays from 9am to 9pm. The trained staff will offer you bereavement support. Or chat to us via our confidential web-chat service

Latest news stories

Cast Your Vote for Us Before The End of May!

30 May 2022
We are delighted to have been shortlisted with 3 other charities in My Favourite Voucher Codes charity poll this May. The charity with the most votes in the charity poll will win 20% of the brand’s profits, so we need your help!

Watch our patron Jeff Brazier on GB News

11 Apr 2022
Our patron Jeff Brazier explains on GB News why he ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Grief Encounter.

LBC approaches Grief Encounter for bereavement advice

08 Apr 2022
Claire Richman, Fundraising and Supporter Care, speaks to LBC about Tom Parker and being too young to retain first-hand memories of a parent.