1st December 2021

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

The Good Morning Britain ‘1 Million Minutes’ campaign is now in its sixth consecutive year, the initiative is asking viewers to pledge time rather than money, and has so far seen almost a quarter of a billion minutes donated to charities looking for volunteers to connect with those who feel alone. This year we’re looking at the many faces of loneliness, recognising it in ourselves and others.

You can get involved by visiting the GMB website and pledging your time this festive season, to help us end loneliness and isolation for bereaved families.

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Just some of the opportunities available – Pledge Now – to find out more

180 MINUTES A WEEK FOR A YEAR…

Be a GRIEFTALK CALL HANDLER – Join our volunteer training programme to become a qualified call handler on our national grieftalk helpline, available to children, young people, and bereaved individuals suffering grief. Open weekdays 9am – 9pm, our helpline offers phone, e-mail and web chat support; giving immediate advice and guidance to those who have experienced a bereavement.

180 MINUTES A WEEK FOR 6 MONTHS…

Be a GRIEFTALK CALL HANDLER –  Join our volunteer training programme to become a qualified call handler on our national grieftalk helpline, available to children, young people, and bereaved individuals suffering grief. Open weekdays 9am – 9pm, our helpline offers phone, e-mail and web chat support; giving immediate advice and guidance to those who have experienced a bereavement.

180  MINUTES A MONTH FOR A YEAR…

Be an GRIEF FAMILY DAY VOLUNTEER  – Join our team of volunteers supporting national events across the UK. If you’re in an area of the UK where we have an event taking place, join us to help support children, young people and their families as they take part in a Family Fun Day, Residential, Fishing Day or similar. Our Family Days are so important to allow families to meet other people experiencing the same as them, plus access professional support face to face in an informal, safe space. We allow families embarking on their new normal, to make new memories, together.

60  MINUTES ONE OFF…

Be an GRIEF WORKSHOP VOLUNTEER  – Attend a Covid-secure art therapy workshop with bereaved children aged between 4 and 10 years old, who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. The tailored workshops we host, in art, drama and singing, are designed to ensure children have a way through the isolation bereavement can bring, connecting them with others and allowing them an outlet for their emotions beyond traditional 1:1 counselling.

About Grief Encounter

Contact us for more information on volunteering.