Grief Encounter

  • Bereavement
  • Children & young people
  • Pregnancy & parenting

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Grief Encounter supports bereaved children and young people, and their families and friends, across the UK.

They provide the following services as well as detailed information and advice on their website:


A specialist helpline for children, teenagers and young people who have recently experienced the death of someone they love. It’s open 9am-9pm, 5 days a week.

Family Programme

Grief Encounter recognises that each family’s needs are individual, and change over time. Their level of support is varied, with services ranging from a supportive voice at the end of a phone, group activities with likeminded families at Fundays, Grief Groups and Remembrance Days, to long term one-to-one counselling. They provide bespoke services with professional counsellors, trained in the area of bereavement, determining a personal plan for each individual.

Grief Relief Kits

Grief Relief Kits are designed by a highly qualified clinical team and delivered to all registered families. The unique kits include; books, memory making materials, comforting toys and other items to facilitate children’s grieving.


Young people suffering from bereavement who would like to contact Grief Encounter from across the UK, can get in contact via electronic methods including e-mail and Skype. Communicating with young people online allows  Grief Encounter counsellors to access them whenever they need to talk to someone, or when they reach out for advice and guidance. It also allows Grief Encounter to extend our reach across the whole of the UK, and not be limited by location. Contact for more information.

Covid update 06/04/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact Grief Encounter directly for the latest information.

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