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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.

Navigating Back-to-School Transitions

12 Sep 2023
This time of year can be challenging, exciting, sad and happy – all at the same time. For children and young people who have experienced bereavement, the journey from primary to secondary school, or from secondary school and college to university, can trigger a mix of emotions, including amplifying their grief.  In this grief guide, we hope to give you some tips and coping mechanisms to make this transition easier, and remember that your feelings are valid, and it's okay to seek professional support during this time.
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Coping with International Humanitarian Disasters and Associated Grief

12 Sep 2023
International humanitarian disasters, such as the Moroccan earthquakes that have taken place this weekend, can have devastating effects on individuals and communities around the world. It might be difficult to have a conversation with children and young people around the events taking place in Morocco, especially if you have been directly affected by the tragedy.
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Lucy & Sian Okrent Made Honorary Patrons for Grief Encounter

10 Jul 2023
Grief Encounter is delighted to announce that Lucy and Sian Okrent have been appointed as Honorary Patrons in recognition of their exceptional efforts in raising more than £250,000 for Grief Encounter, alongside developing unique grief programmes as part of the Stephen Okrent Shared Grief Foundation x Grief Encounter. They were awarded their Patronage at the Grief Encounter Summer Staff Conference on the 4th July, by the Founder and CEO of the organisation.
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Alan Bloom Steps In as Chair of Trustees at Grief Encounter

10 Jul 2023
Grief Encounter is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Bloom, Trustee of Grief Encounter since 2021, as the new Interim Chair of Trustees following the departure of Harold Gittelmon.
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Harold Gittelmon Steps Down as Chairman after 7 years of Service

10 Jul 2023
Grief Encounter announce the departure of Harold Gittelmon from his role as Chairman after seven years of dedicated service to the organisation. Harold has decided to step down from his position, effective July 2023, but will stay on the board as a Trustee.
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Coping this Father’s Day 

17 Jun 2023
Father's Day can be a challenging day for those who have experienced the death of their fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, ‘Just-Like-Dad’s’ or children. Read our suggestions to help you cope with the emotions that arise on days like these.
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Opt in this Father’s Day, and beyond

17 Jun 2023
“Why Opting In this Father’s Day, and beyond, is always a good grief idea”, says Suzy Turner Jones, CEO, Grief Encounter.
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Pride Month: Books about Grief: Recommendations for the young, LGBTQ+ Community

10 Jun 2023
At Grief Encounter, we believe in the power of words, and use many different books and stories to give support to children and young people experiencing grief after the death of someone close.
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Grief is Universal, so is Love

10 Jun 2023
Grief will touch everyone and can be a challenging process to navigate, especially if you are facing unique experiences and circumstances. This Pride month, we have put together specific resources to support the LGBTQ+ community to ensure that everyone receives the right, tailored support for their own unique needs. 
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Grief without Prejudice: Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community through Bereavement

10 Jun 2023
This Pride Month, Grief Encounter's CEO, Suzanne Turner-Jones, has written an article about Grief without Prejudice, and how we support the LGBTQ community through bereavement.
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A message from our CEO during National Volunteers Week 2023

01 Jun 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.
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Coping with Grief and Stress this Exam Season

16 May 2023
Dealing with exam stress whilst experiencing grief can be extremely challenging. Here are some top tips to help you manage and cope with stress this exam season.
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PRESS COVERAGE

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.

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