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The latest news and opinion on our work and activities, plus our spokespeople on what we’re doing to support children and young people suffering bereavement.


Grief Encounter lobbies government to lift measures restricting funerals

22 Apr 2021
Grief Encounter, together with other UK charities, recognise the pain families are going through as they continuing to be forced to endure prolonged funeral agony
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founder, Shelley Gilbert, talks to Daily Mail about impact of COVID funeral restrictions

21 Apr 2021
'Not being able to hold a funeral halts the grieving process for many, as funerals can give a sense of acceptance and finality' Says Shelley Gilbert MBE
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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
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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
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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.
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Dr Shelley Gilbert appears alongside BBC’s Young Reporter of the Year

19 Mar 2021
Zoe, 15, from Tyne and Wear, discusses childhood bereavement during lockdown, and the lack of support for grieving teenagers taking exams.

Get Back in the Swing of Things This Summer with Grief Encounter

11 Mar 2021
Has your handicap suffered during Lockdown? Fear not, there’s still plenty of time to get back into the swing of things in time to take part in our brand new Golf-tastic events this Summer.

Alexander, 9, runs in dad’s memory to support Grief Encounter

11 Mar 2021
Simon Wayne died, aged 38, after suffering a heart attack on a family holiday. Now his son is raising money from a 5k run for Grief Encounter, which has helped him cope with the loss
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Grief Encounter Get Ready For Their First Ever Nationwide Walk

08 Mar 2021
On Sunday 21st March 2021, hundreds of families, individuals and their furry friends across the UK, will be taking part in the Grief Encounter ‘Forget-Me-Not Walk’ supporting bereaved children and young people
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Honorary Patron Katherine Jenkins OBE speaks to Woman & Home Magazine

16 Feb 2021
Katherine Jenkins OBE talks to Woman & Home Magazine in their February issue, about marriage, grief therapy and turning 40
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Founder, Shelley Gilbert MBE, is interviewed on Talk RADIO

30 Jan 2021
Shelley Gilbert MBE was interviewed on Early Breakfast with Darryl Morris, talking about the UK COVID death toll rising over 100,000.
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Trauma Specialist Stacey Hart interviewed on BBC 5 Live Drive

26 Jan 2021
Grief Encounter's training and trauma specialist talks to Anna Foster on BBC 5 Live Drive, about grieving during the pandemic. Stacey gives advise and help to those having to deal with the complicated emotions surrounding death


Featured widely in both local and national media, Grief Encounter are often asked for comment when a bereavement issue arises in the press. If you are a member of the press and would like comment from, or information about Grief Encounter, please do not hesitate to contact us.