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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.

memory wall

The memory wall is your own special place to post a picture, share some words and light a candle in the memory of someone close to you that has died. It was created by the Okrent Family, in loving memory of Stephen Okrent, who died suddenly during the COVID 19 Pandemic.

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

Join us for the Steptember Challenge

Whether you are back in the office or working from home, will you pledge to walk 300,000 steps in September and fundraise for bereaved children, young people and their families?

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

new partnership with Cosmic Kids Yoga

09 Aug 2022
We’re thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with the amazing Cosmic Kids Yoga, an online platform sharing Yoga and Mindfulness videos for children and their families. Together, we are proud to launch two new videos for children, focussing on processing the feelings and emotions surrounding bereavement

The Dragon in the Bookshop

07 Jul 2022
We are really proud to be supported by children’s author Ewa Jozefkowicz, who is raising awareness of Grief Encounter's services with her latest release - The Dragon in the Bookshop. Grief Encounter asked Ewa why she chose to support Grief Encounter:

Nick Rogers: National Treasure

06 Jul 2022
Fundraiser Nick Rogers tells GB News why he fundraised for Grief Encounter by playing over 11 hours of tennis and fundraised over £13,000 for Grief Encounter.