helpline
0808 802 0111
Weekdays 9am-9pm

Who we help

We support children and young people who are experiencing mild to moderate difficulties caused by the death of someone close.

We support children, young people and families who are experiencing mild to moderate difficulties caused by the death of someone close. We also take enquiries and provide schools and professionals with advice and talks.

Regarding direct services to families, we can provide help from our specialised team of trained Family Liaison Officers and therapists, for:

  • Children and young people who live in England and Wales
  • Children and young people who have experienced the death of parent or sibling (including sibling figure)
  • Children and young people who have experienced the death of a family member who was their main carer (the person they lived with)

To be eligible for our specialist therapeutic help and support, you will:

  • Have grief as the main presenting factor
  • Be aged 4 – 25yrs
  • Be at least 4 months bereaved
  • Have a gap of at least 3 months since taking part in any other therapeutic support
  • Be living in a situation conducive to your therapeutic support

You will not be:

  • in therapy or a therapeutic provision with another organisation
  • involved in court proceedings or other destabilising circumstances
  • actively self-harming or experiencing suicidal ideation
  • in need of crisis and emergency support

contact us for help

Ethan was 9 years old when his mum, Gemma, died suddenly of blood cancer. His father, Simon, described that time as when Ethan’s innocence was “smashed into millions of tiny, painful pieces.”

“When my mum died, it was like getting my heart ripped out, but I didn’t have to hide how I felt with Grief Encounter. They changed my life, and now I want to help change other children’s lives.”

guides

Have a look at our list of bereavement guides on a host of subjects to help you through some difficult times
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grieftalk

You call call, chat or email any time. Our free confidential helpline is open 9am - 9pm weekdays
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questions

You may have some more questions, please do call one of our trained advisors on the grieftalk helpline 0808 802 0111

Donations

If you, a member of your family or someone you know, has received support from Grief Encounter, then do feel free to donate, any amount you can. We receive no government funding for our free helpline, counselling and group sessions. Donate today and help us make a difference to more bereaved children, young people and their families - Thank you.

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