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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.

Celebrities Get on The Ball to Support Grief Encounter at Watford FC This May!

06 Apr 2024
Grief Encounter is thrilled to be working with Sellebrity Soccer to host the charity's 20th Anniversary Celebrity Football Match on May 5th, 2024, at Watford’s home ground, Vicarage Road.

Useful Guide: New Year New Normal

02 Jan 2024
The start of a new year whilst trying to deal with the death of someone close brings a mix of emotions, and for children and young people this can be especially challenging.

“There’s something about endings” with Suzy Turner Jones, CEO of Grief Encounter

02 Jan 2024
There’s something about endings that are implied at New Year, and as we look ahead to 2024, we reflect on the past, considering all that has gone before and are encouraged to embrace the new.  We ask ourselves what will we change, do differently and stop altogether.

Season’s Greetings from Suzy Turner Jones, CEO of Grief Encounter

20 Dec 2023
As we approach the festive season, it just seems right to take a moment, to reflect on the significance of this time for those children who are not just carried away with excitement but having to navigate a whole other range of emotions associated with of grief, and this year it feels like even more so, at this time of great tragedy and unrest in the world around us.

The Upward Spiral Of Grief: Helping Children Navigate Bereavement – Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, Founder & Lifetime President

13 Dec 2023
How can we better support young people through the complex processing of grieving? Shelley Gilbert is a consultant psychotherapist and child and adolescent grief specialist whose work is informed by her own experience of being orphaned at the age of nine. 

“Hope and Healing through the Holiday Season”, Parminder Sahota, Director of Clinical Services

11 Dec 2023
As we approach the festive season, it's essential to acknowledge the unique challenges that grieving children and young people may face during this time. Christmas and other festive celebrations are often synonymous with joy and family gatherings, but for those dealing with loss, this time can magnify the feelings of longing, hurt, isolation, and confusion.


30 Nov 2023
Grief Encounter is proud to announce their continued partnership with ITV Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes campaign, now in its eight year, working to end loneliness and isolation in the UK through the power of volunteering.

VOTE NOW as “Why It Matters” Nominated in Smiley Charity Film Awards 2024

29 Nov 2023
We are thrilled that "Why It Matters”, our latest film, released during Children’s Grief Awareness Week (CGAW), which .shows what a difference, the right support, from the right people at the right time, has on bereaved children and young people who suddenly find themselves facing the death of someone who matters ti them. It is nominated for a prestigious Smiley Charity Film Award. But now we need your help to make us a finalist and raise awareness even further of Why it Matters’

“Forever” in the context of death and grief: Insights from Suzy Turner Jones, CEO, Grief Encounter

21 Nov 2023
As we celebrate National Volunteers Week, I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to each one of the Volunteers who support our organisation.

Coping with International Crises

08 Oct 2023
International humanitarian disasters, such as the events taking place in Israel, have devastating effects on individuals and communities around the world. Coping with the trauma, and grief that result from these events can be overwhelming, along with associated grief which comes from exposure to the events, and stories of families affected, in the wider international media. It might be difficult to have a conversation with children and young people around the events taking place in Israel, especially if you have been directly affected by the tragedy.


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.