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One child in every UK classroom will experience the death of someone close by the time they reach 16 years old. Grief Encounter is here to help with the confusion, fear, loneliness and pain, providing a lifeline to children and young people to cope with free, immediate, one-to-one support.


Meet the team and find out more about our services

Grief Encounter South West

Support Grief Encounter South West

We need your help more than ever this year, to ensure we are able to continue offering support to even more bereaved children and young people, who need us through these challenging times.

Tom Smith with Rosie & Clara

Tom Smith's Story

“I cannot thank Grief Encounter South West enough for all of their support after my wife Laura died of cancer leaving me with two young daughters. At that time, mine and the children’s worlds were crumbling around us. Rosie, my eldest, had a year of therapy, the sessions not only supported Rosie, but allowed me to spend time talking to other families in similar positions, allowing me a safe space to discuss my fears and worries too. Rosie is doing great, she is now able to stand up in class and hold conversations around bereavement and discuss happy memories about her mummy.”

Tom plays in the Gloucestershire County Cricket Team, his wife died of cancer leaving him with two very young daughters

london landmarks half marathon

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a closed road, central London run and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster. Runners get to explore the capital on a route like no other!

South West Golf Day

Following the success of our inaugural South West Golf Day, where we raised a fantastic £3,400 for bereaved children, young people and their families, our next golf day will be on Thursday 7th September 2023

the bristol peaks

Trek one or all three peaks, through the gorgeous countryside up to 16.5 miles. Pick a distance, date and time to suit you, we will then send you a route map and the support to help you raise as much as you can for Grief Encounter South West


One to one counselling is a vital part of the support we offer you. We understand the importance a private place to work through grief, whatever your age

grief guides

Grief Encounter have produced a range of Grief Guides that may help you, or those around you, navigate your grief, covering all kinds of subjects that often hard to comprehend at difficult times

grieftalk helpline

You can call the grieftalk freephone helpline weekdays from 9am to 9pm. The trained staff will offer you bereavement support. Or chat to us via our confidential web-chat service

latest news stories

Gloucestershire & Western Storm join forces to support Grief Encounter

23 May 2024
Gloucestershire Cricket and Western Storm are joining forces to raise vital funds for Grief Encounter during the T20 double-header on Sunday 9th June.

Improved first point of contact services at Grief Encounter

23 May 2024
Grief Encounter is pleased to announce the implementation of a new first point of contact system for children and young people following the loss of someone close. 

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.