Grief Project

Grief ProjectThe Grief Project supports LGBTQ+ people who have experienced a loss or 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.

These can include:

  • LGBTQ discrimination
  • A failure to acknowledge our relationships
  • Estrangement from our families
  • Legal and financial issues
  • Exclusion from discussions and decisions made by family members and health care professionals.

In the Grief Project, we adopt an inclusive definition of grief; this include

  • Grieving the breakdown of a relationship
  • The loss of a pet
  • Family estrangement
  • Terminal diagnoses

Grief Meets

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

Candle Painting
Flower pot painting

Flowerpot painting
Flowerpot painting
For the latest event updates, please see our events calendar.


If you are interested in finding out more or attending this peer support group please get in touch with Jack and Emily, Switchboard’s BOLD (Bereavement, Older People and Dementia) project workers at [email protected]

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The Grief Project started in 2019 as a closed peer support group called Grief Encounters. This was made possible due to a grant from the Rainbow Fund. You can watch a short video describing the origins of the project and the reasons for it here: