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SUPPORTING BEREAVED CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

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.

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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.

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myles

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

donate In Memory of

Donate or fundraise in memory of someone special, creating a tribute celebrating their life whilst helping to support the work of Grief Encounter at the same time.

ITV Good Morning Britain

Grief Encounter is proud to announce their third year in partnership with ITV Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes campaign, working to end loneliness and isolation in the UK through the power of volunteering

Take a Challenge

Did you increase your walking or running in lockdown and now feel up for a challenge? Do you have a significant anniversary coming up which you want to mark?

Family Support

The Grief Encounter Family Support Programme offers bespoke help, whether you are a child, young person or family member. We can help you navigate your grief journey

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

Grief Encounter Volunteer wins Good Morning Britain’s ‘Volunteer of The Year’ Award 2020

17 Dec 2020
We are thrilled to announce that Renu Dewan, Volunteer co-ordinator for Grief Encounter, has won Volunteer of the Year Award 2020 at ITV Good Morning Britain's 1 Million Minutes Awards
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Presenter Simon Thomas Speaks to The Times about his and his son’s grief

11 Dec 2020
Read how Simon Thomas coped after the death of his wife, Gemma, and how Ethan has responded to working with Grief Encounter
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Grief Encounter is taking part in the UK’s First Mental Health Festival for Children

11 Dec 2020
Grief Encounter is proud to be taking part in the Now and Beyond Festival on February 3rd 2021, the UK’s First Mental Health Festival for Children
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