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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 increased or even become a runner in lockdown? 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 marathon virtual race

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 in this unique virtual SOLD OUT event

Quintessentially Foundation’s Bike Ride

Love cycling? Feel like taking on a once in a lifetime challenge? Later this year, 60 cyclists from across the globe will take part in Quintessentially Foundation’s Bike Ride from Pisa to Cesenatico in Italy, in aid of Grief Encounter


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

Grief Encounter’s Stacey Hart interviewed on BBC Radio London

10 Apr 2021
In this special programme dedicated to Prince Philip and his life, Grief Encounter’s Trauma Specialist, Stacey Hart, talks to Jason Rosam at BBC London

Grief Encounter talks to BBC Radio West Midlands about the death of Prince Philip

09 Apr 2021
Grief Encounter’s Trauma Specialist and Training Manager, Stacey Hart, talks to Caroline Martin at BBC Radio West Midlands about how the Royal Family will cope with the death of Prince Philip

Grief Encounter South West receive a timely cash boost of £10,000

26 Mar 2021
Grief Encounter South West has received a fantastic donation of £10,000 from the operators of Exeter & Devon Crematorium.