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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 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

Exacta Technologies pledges ongoing support to Grief Encounter

05 Jan 2023
Exacta Technologies, based in Bristol, has pledged to continue their support to Grief Encounter into 2023 after fundraising and spreading awareness of the charity throughout 2022.

Grief Encounter Raises £1.1 Million at Gala Dinner

05 Jan 2023
Grief Encounter, one of the UK’s leading bereavement charities, supporting children, young people and their families, hosted their fourth Gala Dinner at The Roundhouse London on 7th November 2022.

GMB’S Award Winning Campaign Includes Grief Encounter for Sixth Consecutive Year

30 Nov 2022
Grief Encounter partners with Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes campaign.

A statement from our Chair of Trustees

09 Sep 2022
A statement from our Chair of Trustees, Harold Gittlemon, on behalf of Grief Encounter, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

new partnership with Cosmic Kids Yoga

09 Aug 2022
We’re thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with the amazing Cosmic Kids Yoga, an online platform sharing Yoga and Mindfulness videos for children and their families. Together, we are proud to launch two new videos for children, focussing on processing the feelings and emotions surrounding bereavement

The Dragon in the Bookshop

07 Jul 2022
We are really proud to be supported by children’s author Ewa Jozefkowicz, who is raising awareness of Grief Encounter's services with her latest release - The Dragon in the Bookshop. Grief Encounter asked Ewa why she chose to support Grief Encounter:


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.