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1million min awards 2020

Grief Encounter Volunteer wins Good Morning Britain’s ‘Volunteer of The Year’ Award 2020

17 Dec 2020
We are thrilled to announce that Renu Dewan, Volunteer co-ordinator for Grief Encounter, has won Volunteer of the Year Award 2020 at ITV Good Morning Britain's 1 Million Minutes Awards
Simon & Ethan Thomas

Presenter Simon Thomas Speaks to The Times about his and his son’s grief

11 Dec 2020
Read how Simon Thomas coped after the death of his wife, Gemma, and how Ethan has responded to working with Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter is taking part in the UK’s First Mental Health Festival for Children

11 Dec 2020
Grief Encounter is proud to be taking part in the Now and Beyond Festival on February 3rd 2021, the UK’s First Mental Health Festival for Children
Jodie M GMB 2020

Grief Encounter young ambassador Jodie, talks to Good Morning Britain

09 Dec 2020
During the 1 Million Minutes campaign on Good Morning Britain, Jodie spoke of her grief as a small child and gave advise to other children and young people suffering the death of a loved one
glamour mag

Glamour Magazine talks about young people & grief

07 Dec 2020
Glamour Magazine highlights the need to talk about grief, and helps to raise awareness of our free and professional services for bereaved children, young people and their families

Grief Encounter Secure £100,000 from Barclays Covid Relief Fund

01 Dec 2020
Leading UK children’s bereavement charity has been chosen as one of only 100 charities to receive funding from the Barclays 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
airbus awards

Grief Encounter South West win an Airbus Community Award

19 Nov 2020
Grief Encounter South West won an Airbus Community Award, at a virtual awards ceremony on 19th November 2020
I got through CGAW

Spoken Word Stars #saythewords Supporting Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2020

17 Nov 2020
UK Spoken Word stars, Hussain Manawer and Reeps One, have lent their support to leading children’s bereavement charity, Grief Encounter for Children’s Grief Awareness Week (CGAW) 2020
BBC Radio 2 Vanessa & Claire

Grief Encounter’s Claire Richman, shares her story on BBC Radio 2

30 Oct 2020
Claire was Vanessa Feltz's guest, as part of a dedicated week discussing bereavement. The Radio 2 show explored the impact of losing a parent while you're a child or young person, looking at how bereavement stays with you throughout life.
golf day news 2020

Celebrating a Perfect Round as Golf Days Raise £30,000

25 Sep 2020
UK leading bereavement charity, Grief Encounter, hosted their first ‘in-person’ fundraising event since March 2020, with over 300 socially distanced golfers
Strong Generation Z

‘Generation Z’ release debut charity single ‘STRONG’, in aid of Grief Encounter

21 Aug 2020
Generation Z, a London based musical group made up of teens aged 13 – 19 years old, formed during the Covid-19 pandemic, writing and recording their first single, ‘Strong’, in lockdown.

Grief Encounter Ambassador Appears on Desert Island Disks

07 Jun 2020
Money Man, Martin Lewis OBE, financial journalist and TV presenter, best known for founding Martin funded and launched the Grief Encounter helpline, grieftalk.


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.