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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.

Grief Encounter signs petition

11 May 2023
Grief Encounter signs petition to identify the true scale of childhood bereavement
Bobby Lane

Bobby Lane, Vice-Chair, steps down from Trustee role

01 May 2023
Bobby Lane, Vice-Chair of the Trustees of Grief Encounter, steps down from his role after joining the board in 2018.

Nick Deyong appointed to the Board of Trustees

18 Apr 2023
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Nick Deyong to the Grief Encounter Board of Trustees. Nick brings with him a wealth of experience and professional knowledge, and is a passionate advocate for mental health and wellbeing. 

Grief Encounter Announce New Chief Executive

11 Apr 2023
We are thrilled to announce Suzy Turner Jones, previously Director of Clinical Services, as our new Chief Executive, effective immediately.

Lou Scott promoted to Director of Fundraising and Deputy CEO

11 Apr 2023
Lou Scott, former Head of Fundraising for Grief Encounter, has been promoted to Director of Fundraising, and Deputy CEO after 5 years in the role, effective immediately.

Grief Encounter’s Forget-Me-Not Walk raises over £30,000

06 Apr 2023
Grief Encounter raises over £30,000 from its third annual Forget-Me-Not walk, with 500 participants coming together across the world to remember the death of someone special and raise funds to support bereaved children and their families.

Grief Encounter South West joins the Co-op Local Community Fund 2023

30 Mar 2023
We are thrilled to announce that Grief Encounter is part of the Co-op Local Community Fund 2023.

Grief Encounter takes home Charity Film Award!

22 Mar 2023
We were thrilled to win the Charity Film Award's People’s Choice 2023 award, recognising the film in our category as most voted for by you, our supporters!

Walk to remember – the 2023 Forget-Me-Not Walk

30 Jan 2023
It’s back!… Our amazing annual fundraiser, the Forget-Me-Not Walk, returns for 2023 on March 26th, and we’re asking YOU to join us!
Tony Beare

Tony Beare steps down from Trustee role

17 Jan 2023
Tony Beare, Trustee of Grief Encounter, steps down from his role after joining the board in 2019. Having seen the charity through unprecedented times and supported our work as we have adapted to the changing world, Tony now leaves to pursue other projects.

Grief Tech – what are your thoughts?

16 Jan 2023
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Seoul-based DeepBrain AI showcased re;memory, a software that can use machine learning to process images, audio recordings and video footage of recently deceased people to create a virtual version that can interact with the living, as if on a video call.

Campaign to add bereavement to the national curriculum

16 Jan 2023
Grief Encounter lends their support to a campaign spearheaded by the National Association of Funeral Directors


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.