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A world where no child is left to grieve alone

We care passionately about helping bereaved children, young people and their families find hope and healing after the death of someone close.

Get support from us

Refer a child or young person

We know people’s needs differ so we offer a range of support services so you can find what feels right for you at the time. Find out our eligibility criteria for our specialist one-to-one help and support.

Grief Book

Our activity book offers a space to interactively explore memories, emotions and challenges as well as a a safe ‘container’ to store these thoughts and feelings so children can revisit them as they move forward carrying their loss with them.


Grieving is different for everyone, every circumstance is unique and grief is a complicated emotion. Grief Encounter has produced a range of useful guides that may help you navigate your grief, or those around you, covering all kinds of subjects that often hard to comprehend at difficult times.

Ways you can support us

Are you up for a challenge?

Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned runner, we have runs and challenges to suit all levels whilst raising critical funds for Grief Encounter.

Fundraise for us

As a charity that receives no government funding, we rely solely on voluntary donations. If you are keen to fundraise for us, our dedicated team is here to help and inspire you to raise funds every step of the way.

Volunteer for us

Volunteers are a much loved, critical part of Grief Encounter as we could not achieve the things we do without their dedicated support. By volunteering, you will make a first hand impact on the lives of bereaved children and young people.

Why is bereavement support for children so critical?

Without access to support after the death of someone close, children and young people are more likely to experience immediate and longer-term challenges which may affect their ability to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Here’s why it matters and how Grief Encounter can make a lasting impact so no child has to grieve alone.

Latest news stories

New ambassador – Vanessa Bauer

06 Jun 2024
Dancing on Ice Star, Vanessa Bauer, joins Grief Encounter as Ambassador, bringing hope and support to bereaved young people.

It’s Volunteers’ Week!

06 Jun 2024
On behalf of the staff, children, young people, and families at Grief Encounter, we would like to thank our amazing volunteers for all that they do for us.

Gloucestershire & Western Storm join forces to support Grief Encounter

23 May 2024
Gloucestershire Cricket and Western Storm are joining forces to raise vital funds for Grief Encounter during the T20 double-header on Sunday 9th June.