Grief Encounter is one of the UK's leading charities supporting bereaved children, young people and their families following the death of a parent or sibling. An astonishing 1 in 29 children in the UK under 16 years old will suffer the death of a parent. Bereavement is devastating at any age, but for a child it is beyond tragic and truly unimaginable. The emotions experienced by a child are deeply confusing and the affects can be life altering and long lasting.
We as a charity provide support services for bereaved children and their family. Unfortunatley we don't have the resources, or funds to support individuals who lose someone after 'childhood'. Thats where the youth committee come in, We are looking to provide support services; group sessions, and one on one therapy to all bereaved young adults aged 18-25. Thus allowing us to cover all age groups.