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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter was set up in December 2003 by Dr Shelley Gilbert to help bereaved children deal with the loss of either a parent or sibling.  Providing free pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families.

Who to contact

020 8371 8455 (office)
0808 802 0111 (helpline)
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon to Fri: 09:00 - 17:00

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.