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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.

exeter daily

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
FMN Walk

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
Woman&Home FRONT

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.
BBC Radio 5 Live

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
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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
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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


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.