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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

London Landmarks Half Marathon

Have you recently increased or even become a runner? The London Landmarks Half Marathon - a closed road event through central London - could be your challenge. Find out more about this run of a lifetime

virgin money london virtual marathon

This is your chance to take part in the biggest marathon ever. Join 50,000 runners on 3rd October, run anywhere, take up to 24 hours to complete the 26.2 miles. Find out how to take part in this unique virtual SOLD OUT event

Quintessentially Foundation’s Bike Ride

Feel like taking on a once in a lifetime cycling challenge? Later this year, 60 cyclists from across the globe will take part in this exciting bike ride, from Pisa to Cesenatico in Italy, in aid of Grief Encounter. Find out how to join the team


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

Golf Day Boost for Grief Encounter South West

26 Jul 2021
House builder Wainhomes has made a generous donation of £8,000 after hosting their Severn Valley Charity Golf Day in aid of Grief Encounter South West

Partnering with WWMP for UK release of a new film ‘Emu Runner’

21 Jul 2021
Grief Encounter, is proud to announce their partnership with World Wide Motion Pictures for the UK release of new film, Emu Runner, to support children and young people affected by grief

Grief Encounter South West support Jackie after the death of her Husband

29 Jun 2021
BBC Spotlight discuss how funeral restrictions have effected Jackie and her family, who have been supported by Grief Encounter South West