What we've been up to this month:

As you may know, through our work with local schools and community centres, Grief Encounter is supporting victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and their extended families. We are embarking on a two week community project, in partnership with The Good Grief Trust and Jake Walker Music, with the local children affected both directly and indirectly by the events of Grenfell Tower. 

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated arts and crafts, toys and their time to help us make this project happen. We are now overwhelmed with materials, and only ask that if you would like to still help,  you can donate to our Grenfell Tower fund, so that we are able to continue to offer our much needed services throughout the summer holiday period and beyond. 

We are committed to a long term involvement with the children affected by these events, and will ensure they are the priority moving forward. 

Campaigning to Parliament

Grief Encounter is proud to be part of a new All Party Parliamentary Group for Bereavement Support, which will begin work when Parliament resumes in September. Our aim is to nationally recognise and inform people of how and where they can get support when they most need it. Currently there are still so many gaps in what is offered in terms of Bereavement Support, as standard, nationally - so we feel this is a key piece of work to support. 

In the Press

Ahead of the Grenfell Community Project, Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE has been featured in the media discussing her thoughts on how best to communicate with the affected families. Sky News featured an in depth interview, whilst regional BBC Radio channels conducted phone-ins with Shelley discussing the imperative work we are carrying out. 

Feedback

It's always amazing for us to received feedback from the families, individuals, schools and communities we work with. Please do keep in touch with us, and let us know how you are! You can email us at [email protected]

Quote from grieving family helped by Grief Encounter

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Currently recruiting a Director of Fundraising, full time, based in our Mill Hill offices. For more information, click here.