The Grief Encounter Grief Book is a unique resource for bereaved children, first created in 2004 and now updated to reflect everything supported children and families have taught us in the years since Grief Encounter began
This award winning activity book, created by Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, accompanies you on the journey of grief following the death of someone special. We go through the initial traumatic days and weeks to the longer part of the journey of recovery.
The Grief Book not only offers a space to interactively explore memories, emotions and challenges but also creates a safe ‘container’ to store these thoughts and feelings so children can revisit them as they move forward carrying their loss with them.
This activity book for bereaved children, has many exercises created to:
The Grief Book is designed to create time to talk and think together but also to be set aside at other times, to allow children to get on with their everyday lives.
The activities are primarily aimed at 5-13 year olds, but could be used selectively with younger children, teenagers, and young adults who may also find the book helpful. The focus is on the death of a parent or sibling but with guidance many of the activities are appropriate for processing the loss of grandparents and other significant family and friends.
If you are a professional working with bereaved children you can order the Grief Book by contacting us.
If you are a bereaved parent or carer please contact the grieftalk helplineContact Us
“Excellent work book with lots of ideas to use with grieving children. I like the fact it covers all the stages a child may go through and gives you ideas to work with them in an age appropriate manner.”