Grief Encounters

Grief Encounters is a peer support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement.

Many LGBTQ people face a number of additional challenges when it comes to bereavement, in addition to universal experiences of grief, pain and sadness. This can include LGBTQ discrimination, a failure to acknowledge our relationships, estrangement from our families, legal and financial issues, and exclusion from discussions and decisions made by family members and health care professionals.


Grief Meets

Grief Meets are our monthly informal meetings. The groups explore a particular theme each month, using a creative outlet, and are an opportunity to meet with others and explore our grief.

All of the sessions are run on Zoom and are led by writer Dinos Aristidou.
Thursday February 11th – Exploring Grief Through Creative Writing
Thursday March 18th – Memories, Milestones and Memorabilia
Thursday April 8th – Theme TBC
All sessions run from 6.30-8.30pm.


If you are interested in finding out more or attending this peer support group please get in touch with Jackie, Switchboard’s Grief Encounters Development Worker at [email protected]


Grief Encounters is made possible by funding from the Rainbow Fund.