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Grief Encounter

1 in 29 children suffer the death of a parent or sibling every year in the UK. Grief Encounter is a leading UK bereavement charity, offering free, professional support to bereaved children, young people and their families.

Without intervention, statistics show that bereaved young people can go on to suffer emotional, behavioral, social and academic issues. We exist to mitigate against the negative outcomes of grief. Our qualified clinical team offer face-face and online therapeutic services, including grieftalk, our free, national helpline, open weekdays, 9am - 9pm which can be reached on 0808 802 0111 or via

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, grieftalk has been available to all those suffering grief, with immediate listening services, advice and support available. Our unique Family Programme, offered remotely and in person for up to two years, includes tailored care plans to the individual that will include 1:1 counselling, e-counselling, online workshops, Covid-secure family days, creative therapies and more.

Grief Encounter also provide free advice and best practice bereavement training to educational institutions and corporate organisations, following the death of a student or an employee, whilst our specialist trauma team work with the public and government to support humanitarian disasters such as terrorist attacks, and tragedies such as the Grenfell fire.

With no government funding available to us, we rely solely on private donations to fund our £1.3 million running costs, supporting over 6500 individuals annually.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Grief Encounter
0808 802 0111

Where to go

Grief Encounter, Crystal House
Daws Lane
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