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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.

BBC Runner up Young reporter

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.

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
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
talk radio

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
1million min awards 2020

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
Jodie M GMB 2020

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
glamour mag

Glamour Magazine talks about young people & grief

07 Dec 2020
Glamour Magazine highlights the need to talk about grief, and helps to raise awareness of our free and professional services for bereaved children, young people and their families
airbus awards

Grief Encounter South West win an Airbus Community Award

19 Nov 2020
Grief Encounter South West won an Airbus Community Award, at a virtual awards ceremony on 19th November 2020
BBC Radio 2 Vanessa & Claire

Grief Encounter’s Claire Richman, shares her story on BBC Radio 2

30 Oct 2020
Claire was Vanessa Feltz's guest, as part of a dedicated week discussing bereavement. The Radio 2 show explored the impact of losing a parent while you're a child or young person, looking at how bereavement stays with you throughout life.

Grief Encounter Ambassador Appears on Desert Island Disks

07 Jun 2020
Money Man, Martin Lewis OBE, financial journalist and TV presenter, best known for founding Martin funded and launched the Grief Encounter helpline, grieftalk.


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.