0808 802 0111
Weekdays 9am-9pm
Grief Encounter helpline

grieftalk helpline

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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Volunteering on the grieftalk helpline is a very rewarding role. Please contact us for information on skills, responsibility and training.


“…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