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Children’s grief awareness week UK

Supporting Parents & Carers


Children's Grief Awareness Week UK 2016 will have a special emphasis this year on supporting parents and carers; raising awareness that the first line of support to the grieving child are the people closest to them. It is vital to offer external support to those adults and young people through our expertise and knowledge.

Supporting Parents & Carers


Specialist support services should be available in all areas for grieving children and their families that need them - wherever they live and however they have been bereaved - helping them realise they are not alone. We raise money to help expand support services in the bereavement sector and help more families in the UK.

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Rebuilding after loss


Rebuilding a new life after the death of a loved one is hard for everyone, but especially for children and young people. Once the shock and trauma of a life changing event such a bereavement has been managed, finding a way to move forward must begin. Children have an overwhelming sense of confusion, fear and anxiety, alongside their grief, which must be cared for in order for them to continue into adulthood with a sense of confidence and long lasting happiness.

Making a difference.


This is where Grief Encounter makes a difference; we help families address a multitude of challenging issues following the death of a loved one, alleviating the hurt and confusion caused, whilst promoting healing. Grief Encounter offers a flexible and accessible service, which aims to professionally care and respond to bereaved children, young people and their families via counselling, group activities, family fun days, residentials camps and interactive online services.

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Shop & Support


Grief Relief Kit

Filled to the brim with tools and activities to help you understand bereavement and adjust to your loss in a safe way.

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Memory Bear

Special bears made with the material of something that belonged to the special person who has died.

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Seed Kit

Plant your seeds in memory of someone special and see new life grow. A great gift in memory of a special person.

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bad time rhymes

Featuring poems written by bereaved children conveying how it feels to experience the death of someone close.

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