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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.

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.

Get support from us

Family bereavement support

Our family liaison team can help bereaved children, young people and their families find the right support, whether it is our specialist counselling sessions, workshops, programmes, information and advice.

national grieftalk helpline

Our free, confidential bereavement support is available to anyone who needs it, open weekdays from 9am to 9pm on 0808 802 0111.


Our grief guides may help you, or those around you, navigate your grief, 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.

Latest news stories

Celebrities Get on The Ball to Support Grief Encounter at Watford FC This May!

06 Apr 2024
Grief Encounter is thrilled to be working with Sellebrity Soccer to host the charity's 20th Anniversary Celebrity Football Match on May 5th, 2024, at Watford’s home ground, Vicarage Road.

Useful Guide: New Year New Normal

02 Jan 2024
The start of a new year whilst trying to deal with the death of someone close brings a mix of emotions, and for children and young people this can be especially challenging.

“There’s something about endings” with Suzy Turner Jones, CEO of Grief Encounter

02 Jan 2024
There’s something about endings that are implied at New Year, and as we look ahead to 2024, we reflect on the past, considering all that has gone before and are encouraged to embrace the new.  We ask ourselves what will we change, do differently and stop altogether.