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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

Step-tember challenge

Whether you are back in the office or working from home, why not take part in the Step-tember challenge? Join us in September as we step up for the challenge and see how far we can go together for bereaved children and young people

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

endurance go-karting

Sign up for an exhilarating, adrenaline pumping, day out with colleagues and friends racing in twin engine, Le Mans Karts and help raise money for bereaved children, young people and their families


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

Children In Need Support Grief Encounter

02 Sep 2021
Grief Encounter is thrilled to have been awarded funding from BBC Children in Need with a three-year grant to provide 1-1 counselling sessions and a residential trip

Grief encounter’s launches latest fundraising initiative the STEP-TEMBER CHALLENGE

17 Aug 2021
Grief Encounter is proud to announce its latest fundraising initiative for you to get involved in. This September, we’re taking steps to make a difference, and letting our feet do the talking with the brand new fundraising challenge - Step-tember!

Awards Shortlist for Grief Encounter

13 Aug 2021
Grief Encounter are thrilled to announce that their hugely successful ‘Forget-Me-Not Walk’ has been shortlisted in the Third Sector Awards 2021