Pop Up Good Grief Cafes

Our Pop Up Cafés were launched in 2019 to offer a friendly place out in the community to pop along and find others who may have been through a similar bereavement.

Since March we have been running our Virtual Cafes while we are all in lock-down during the Coronavirus crisis.

The purpose of the Good Grief Pop Up Café is to offer an umbrella of support in local communities and raise awareness of our online database which unite bereavement services across the country.

We provide both the bereaved and bereavement specialists, a way to connect with their local communities and by sharing stories, can hopefully help each other find a way forward.

We are delighted that we will be starting to open our Pop Up Cafes once again out in the community, as the restrictions start to ease.

If you would like to support anyone locally who is grieving, by setting up a Cafe event, please email us hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org for details on ordering our Good Grief Umbrellas, bases and Cafes Packs.




Online Support during the Coronavirus Crisis

Due to the current Coronavirus Crisis and lock-down, we were been unable to open our actual umbrellas and set up our usual Pop Up Cafes.

Since March we have been running Virtual Cafes and will continue to offer this online face to face support.

As the restrictions ease, we are now beginning to plan the reopening of our Pop Up Cafes out in the community.

We are delighted to have recently opened new regular Pop Up Cafes out in the community, in Barton on Sea (Hampshire) and Redruth, (Cornwall) with more Cafes planned to open in the coming months




Bringing the Bereaved Community Together

Welcome everyone

Our Virtual Cafes are run by the bereaved for the bereaved and provide a relaxed safe space via Zoom, which is an easy way to login to an online meeting via your phone or laptop/desktop.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but in these challenging times while we are all in lock-down due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we know that many of you will be struggling and will feel alone and isolated in your homes.  These Cafes are a way of meeting up with others who will understand as they have been through a recent bereavement, or they may have lost someone a while ago and just want to chat and share thoughts about how they are feeling.

Regular Weekly COVID19 Cafes - Friday 12noon - 1pm

These Cafes are for anyone newly bereaved through the COVID19 crisis. They offer a  safe, private meeting place run via Zoom to meet others who have been through a similar experience during this difficult time.

We understand that it will be very early days for you and that your grief will be raw and painful. It may take a leap of faith to book a place at our Cafe, but our experience with every person who comes along, is that they have gained so much from meeting others who understand. Please give us a try. You are not alone.

Please book your place here Hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

We look forward to meeting you. Diana and Team



Regular Wednesday Virtual Cafes - 12 noon - 1pm

We want you to know that we are here and by bringing us together online, we hope to offer a virtual hug over a cup of tea in our own homes.  You are most welcome to pop along for a chat, stay as long as you would like, or sit in and say nothing, but just listen, whatever feels right for you is fine.

These Cafes are safe, private meeting places run via Zoom and will send you a password and login details.

We want to make you feel comfortable and able to open up about your grief with others who understand.

Please book your place here Hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

We look forward to meeting you. Diana and Team



Sunday 6pm Cafes - Moving Forward

Regular Sunday Virtual Cafes have been running for over 7 months now. Many have been coming along every session, sometimes 2 or 3 times a week.

It is wonderful to see new friendships grow in the group and to see the building of a strong community. We now realise that some are ready to move forward so we are opening a new Cafe at 6pm every Sunday.

This will replace our Lunch Cafe.

Please book your place here Hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

We look forward to meeting you.



Virtual 18 - 24yr olds Cafe

We know that many young people, students and sixth formers may be at home struggling with their grief during this lockdown.

This Cafe is run by the bereaved for the bereaved. Our Young Ambassador Honor will host, together with Georgia. They are both students and have experienced a significant loss. We hope to bring you together with others who are grieving and to build a network and community across all UK universities to help each other through the difficult times with peer support.

Please book your place via Hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

We will send you the Zoom password and link.





Virtual LGBTQ Cafes

We understand that support for the LGBTQ community is lacking and we are determined to help bring help to anyone affected by a bereavement looking for support.

These Cafes offering support for bereaved partners are safe, private meeting places run via Zoom and will send you a password and login details.

Our bereaved volunteers, Rach and Patrick host these regular Wednesday sessions from 7.30 - 8.30pm.

Please book your place here Hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

We look forward to meeting you






Cafe organisers & Volunteers

Latest Update: As COVID19 restrictions ease, we are delighted to be able to offer our Cafe Packs again.

Inside each Pack is a selection of goodies so you can run your own event and choose when and where the Cafe will open. You may choose to run the Cafe on a regular basis, and/or for one off events to promote a local service, or act as a fundraiser for your own organisation.

Contents: Bunting, stickers, 30 no. Good Grief cards, Good Grief umbrella and base

Open our branded Good Grief umbrella, with it's lightweight portable base and decorate your venue with our bunting. Give out stickers and our Good Grief cards to your attendees.  Digital empty belly posters are available to download, print and display details on your events.

Please email us if you are interested in ordering a pack (£65) and joining our mailing list and we will send you full details with a set up guide. Hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

Thank you for helping to support your community through their grief.


Freddie's Wish

We want to send our heartfelt thanks this wonderful charity for their incredibly kind donation of £4,400 towards our Virtual Cafe initiative and the production of our Good Grief Cards.  We are extremely grateful, as this is the second time Freddie's Wish have supported our work.  They also donated £10,000 in 2019 to help us launch and drive forward our Pop Up Cafes in the Community.

This donation was emergency funding to help our charity meet the immediate needs of those bereaved during the current Coronavirus crisis.

Freddie’s Wish is a registered charity with love at it’s heart, wanting to help those who have lost a child of any age and offer support and care when needed. This charity has been set up because Charlotte Jolliffe's son, Freddie, was sadly taken from her in a tragic car accident in December 2014.

Please click here to visit their website for more information about their support for bereaved parents.





(Subject to Covid19 Lockdown restrictions) Our next Pop Up Cafes will be held in:

Barton-On-Sea - Hampshire


The Cliff House - Barton on Sea

Marine Dr W, Barton on Sea, New Milton BH25 7QL

This Pop Up Cafe is run every 2 weeks on a Monday morning from 10am - 11.30am

Cafe dates;

2nd November

16th November

23rd November

7th December



Redruth - Cornwall


Amy's Kitchen and Bar

Trevisky, Redruth TR16 6AS

This Cafe opens every 2 weeks on a Wednesday from 10am -

Cafe dates:

28th October

4th November

11th November

18th November



Bringing the Community Together

Our next Pop Up Cafes will be held in:


Venue: Mercato Metropolitano,
42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
Saturday 16th March - 2pm - 4.30pm

Drop in - pop by for a cup of tea, delicious Italian coffee & cake

Saturday 20th April - 2pm - 4.30pm - (Easter Egg Hunt)

Drop in - if you would like to take part in our Easter Egg Hunt, please book a place hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

Monday October 21st - 2pm - 4pm

Mercato Metropolitano - Good Grief Cookery Class & Cafe

We have another of our very popular Good Grief Cookery Classes & Pop Up Cafe planned for October 21st, to be held in Mercato Metropolitano. This market is full of stalls selling delicious Italian treats, it has live music and lots of interesting and tasty Italian foodie places to try. It's also got a fab little back street cinema as well.


Bognor Regis

Café run by My Sister’s House, the only women’s centre in West Sussex, My Sisters’ House is a grassroots organisation set up in August 2014 by a group of local women. Embedded in the Bognor Regis community, we work across the coastal area of West Sussex. They provide a wide range of support needs to women from all backgrounds facing all kinds of issues where their strengths are recognised, their difficulties acknowledged and where they can achieve positive change they are proud of. They are delighted to join the Good Grief Pop Up café initiative and look forward to welcoming any women who feels they need to share their grief and loss with like-minded women. Their kitchen table ethos matches this initiative perfectly where informal support, tea & talk work works wonders.

  • Sunday 10 November 2019 between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 8 December 2019 between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 12 January between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 9 February between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 8 March between 2-4pm

Venue: Option Ve - Vegetarian and vegan 108 Mayfield Grove, Harrogate, HG1 5EY Friday 8th November 3pm until 5pm. Thereafter first Friday in the month 3pm until 5pm

We are launching a monthly Pop Up Café to offer a friendly place out in the community to pop along and find others who may have been through a similar bereavement. Come and join us for a cuppa and a piece of cake - all are welcome! Parking: either in surrounding streets 2 hrs with parking disk or 5 mins walk away near Grove Road Primary School
Isle of Wight

Venue: God's Providence House,
12 St Thomas' St,
Newport Isle of Wight PO30 1SL

The first Pop Up Cafe will take place on:

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019 between 2.30pm and 4pm
  • Wednesday 2nd October between 2.30pm and 4pm
  • Wednesday 13th November between 2.30pm and 4pm
  • Wednesday 11th December between 2.30pm and 4pm

Venue: Green Room,
Salisbury Gardens,
Dudley Road,
Ventnor PO38 1EJ

The Pop Up Cafe will take place on:

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019 between 2.30pm and 4pm
  • Thursday 7th November between 2.30pm and 4pm

Drop-in Community Café,
West Wight Sports and Community Centre,

  • Tuesday 26th November 10 - 12.30

Monkton Arts and Lounge Coffee Bar,
East Street,

The Pop Up Cafe will take place on:

  • Thursday November 7th 11.30 - 3.30
  • Thursday December 5th 11.30 - 3.30

Pop Up Cafe St Mary's Hospital Newport

The Pop Up Cafe will take place on Monday December 16th 9.30 - 11.30. Please join us at St Mary's Hospital in the Conference Room upstairs by the main Restaurant. This will be the Launch of The Good Grief Trust Cards and Information in the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. There will be a short Memorial Service in the Hospital Chapel after. There will also be cards to write the name of Loved Ones and Tea Lights to light for Remembrance. Tea and Coffee will also be available.

We held our first Pop Up Cafe at this fabulous central London Italian indoor outdoor market. Over 20 people came along, with and without their children who were at all different stages of their grief.  We ate cake, dunked delicious Italian biscotti and even made pasta together in a brilliant Cookery Class.

It was a relaxed few hours spent in the company of others who 'get it'. The warmth, understanding and empathy everyone had for each other was just really lovely to be part of........we hope you will join us soon x


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