helpline
0808 802 0111
Weekdays 9am-9pm

what we do

We have been providing free, professional and specialist bereavement support services for over 15 years

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Founded by Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, our missoin is to give every child and young person access to the best possible support following the death of someone close.

We work closely with individuals, families, schools and professionals to offer a way through the anxiety, fear and isolation so often caused by grief. Our services include:

  • One-to-one counselling
  • Group workshops
  • Music, art and drama therapy
  • Residentials and Family Fun Days
  • A National, free and confidential helpline called grieftalk offering web chat service too
  • Bespoke support for schools, universities and colleges
  • A dedicated Trauma Team for support following a sudden or traumatic bereavement.
  • Accredited training courses and webinars for professionals
  • Award-winning resources including our unique Grief Relief Kit, Grief Encounter Workbook and Journal

We are an open-access charity, funded by the generosity of our supporters, and here to help alleviate the pain and confusion caused by the death of a parent or sibling. Bereavement is devastating at any age, but for a child it is life-changing. Get in touch with us if you need support.

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SUPPORTING BEREAVED CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

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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2000

The grieftalk helpline received over 2000 calls, web chats & emails in 2019
GE-Counselling

6388

92 professionally trained counsellors delivered 6388 one-to-one therapy hours last year
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12

in 2019 crisis support was delivered to 12 schools following a sudden death