Pop Up Good Grief Cafes

Recently we have launched our new Pop Up Cafés 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!

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 to announce that we will be launching our Virtual Good Grief Pop Up Cafes online as of next week - w/c 6th April.

Due to the current lock-down, we unable to open our actual umbrellas out in the community and set up our usual Pop Up Cafes. We are therefore determined to bring the bereaved together to have a cup of tea in their own homes and a chat with others online and hopefully we will help them to feel less alone.

Updates soon!

Cafe organisers

Our new Resource Pack is now available to order for all Cafe organisers and volunteers.

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.

Open our branded Good Grief umbrella, with it's lightweight portable base and decorate your venue with our bunting and balloons. Give out stickers and our Good Grief cards to your attendees and we will supply you with a number of empty belly posters to advertise your event.

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.



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 & CafeWe 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.We had one of these really successful meet ups a while back, with about 15 of us all around the kitchen table, chatting and elbow deep in flour!....so we are going to be running our monthly Good Grief Cafes again in the run up to Christmas at this fantastic Italian market near Waterloo station in Central London.We have a brilliant Italian chef who is going to help us make fresh pizzas from scratch, then we eat them! What's not to like?The FREE 1 hour Cookery Class will include your pizza to eat afterwards! - children welcome. Only 15 places available.Teas/coffees and pastries are FREE as well for anyone who fancies popping into our Cafe for a lovely fun few hours chatting with some very friendly people who get it. We just ask for a donation on the day to help our work, if this is something you can help us with, we would be very grateful. Thankyou.We'll have activities for the children too.We really hope you can make it! Combine it with a trip into London, it'll be a lovely way to meet others who understand and who want to find a new network of people who have been through a similar loss.To book, please RSVP by emailing Sian or Helen at hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org to confirm your place.See you there!
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