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Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision, mission, and values serve as the guiding principles that define Grief Encounter's purpose, direction, and beliefs. Together, they form the cornerstone of our identity and shape all our actions, strategies, and culture.

Our Vision

A world where no child grieves alone.

Our Mission

To help bereaved children, young people and their families to find hope and healing.

Our Values

Through times of grief, we deeply understand the profound influence of community. We honour heritage, diversity and the important bonds that nurture our sense of self and our collective contributions to provide hope, healing and fulfilling lives.
We’re not afraid to face grief head on and tackle difficult conversations openly and honestly with others. This gives everyone the courage to freely express their emotions and actively participate in making a difference.
We dedicate ourselves to the lives of bereaved children and families. With unwavering resolve, we champion the needs of every child to shape hopeful futures with care, warmth and positivity, nurturing the past, present and future lives.


One child in every UK classroom will experience the death of someone close by the time they reach 16 years old.

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The grieftalk helpline received over 11,000 enquiries in 2021/22

55% increase

55% increase in children and young people referred for further Grief Encounter support in 2021/22


429 professionals trained in best practice bereavement support for their schools/clients/ organisations in 2021/22