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Grief Encounter helpline

Has someone close to you died from cancer?

Experiencing the death of someone important to you is extremely painful and difficult and it can be overwhelming trying to navigate your emotions around the events that took place. Your response to the death of a loved one is unique to you, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are a mixture or emotions associated with grief, which can feel very intense and challenging.

Grief Encounter’s grieftalk helpline is open 9am-9pm Monday to FridayWe offer  a confidential space to chat and be heard. We understand that it can be difficult to make that first move, that is why we are offering you several ways to get in touch:

  • By phone – call us now on 0808 802 0111
  • You can click on our instant web chat in the bottom right hand corner
  • Or email us anytime on

If you would like help, or need guidance and advice, for a friend or family member, we are happy to hear from you too. Our service is free and available to everyone and anyone suffering a bereavement.

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“…I couldn’t add my grief to my mum’s and brother’s. I needed someone else to turn to, outside of the family; A professional who was ready to listen and offer advice when I was ready to talk. I wasn’t sure I could just pick up the phone, so being able to go online and instant chat made it easier for me. I could let out what I wanted to say and get practical advice on how to cope with everything I was feeling.”

Lucy, age 16 when her father suddenly died