Grief Encounter

Drop-in zone for bereaved families

The idea of the project will be to provide Good Grief workshops -a safe space for children young people and their families who have experienced the loss of a parent or sibling. The drop in zone will be in addition to our 1/1 counselling, residential camp, Family Fun days and workshops

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 5:50 PM, 24 July 2012 to 5:50 PM, 24 July 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1175837)

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  • It is the best feeling to see children leaving our groups, smiling and leaving their burdens behind

    — Shelley Gilbert, CEO

  • How can we get some happiness back after my brother has died? I cant bear Mum so unhappy

    — Bereaved young person

  • Grief Encounter really was the light at the end of the tunnel. I dont like to think of the alternative

    — Bereaved teenager

  • How can we get some happiness back after my brother has died? I cant bear Mum so unhappy

    — Bereaved young person

  • It is the best feeling to see children leaving our groups, smiling and leaving their burdens behind

    — Shelley Gilbert, CEO

  • Grief Encounter really was the light at the end of the tunnel. I dont like to think of the alternative

    — Bereaved teenager

Situation

To increase our reach to bereaved families in order to help them feel less isolated, alone, sad, angry and confused.

Solution

By providing a place to meet others in a similar situation both informally and with the expertise of our grief counsellors, bereaved children and young people will not have to suffer in silence.They will gain a greater understanding of the grief process and make some sense of their confusions.Our trauma work would help with emotional intelligence, helping them come to terms with their loss whilst continuing to make memories about the deceased.