Soothe your pain, build your strength and heal

Grief hurts and it can be difficult to manage. But if you can allow it into your life, grief works. Be supported through a step-by-step process, by Julia Samuel MBE, to help you live & love again.
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Soothe your pain , build your strength and heal

Grief hurts and it can be difficult to manage. But if you can allow it into your life, grief works. Be supported through a step-by-step process, by Julia Samuel MBE, to help you live & love again.
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Path to healing

Your Path Through Grief

Grief can you leave you feeling a whirlwind of emotions.
These emotions can be difficult to manage and understandably they can be difficult to face. However it is important that you do, as if you suppress them, they can end up impacting your life in many ways, hurting yourself and others.

Be supported by Julia to process your emotions in a healthy way and to find your path through grief.​


of mental health
disorders come from
unresolved grief

Tools & Features

Continual, 24/7 Support all in One App


Work through 28 sessions 15 minutes each


Have 30+ tools to help the moment you need them


 Get your thoughts & emotions down & out

Grief toolkit

Your complete grief toolkit

Support in your pocket, whenever you need, to balance your body and mind, hold the love in the past and present, and develop helpful routines.

Guided Meditations

Make time to feel relaxed, comforted and soothed with guided meditations

Sleep Stories and Sounds

Fall asleep to soothing sounds and stories for sleep. Once upon a time...

Gentle Workouts

Physical activity like HIIT and yoga can help release tension and relax your body and mind

Self-compassion exercises

You deserve love and support.

Visualisation exercises

Understand what's going on inside you, and find ways to start looking to the future.

Body Scan

Scan for tension in your body and be more aware of how you are feeling physically

Journal and Gratitude Exercises

Check in on yourself and reflect on daily thoughts and emotions as they come up

Breathing Practices

Ground yourself with breathing practices to bring you back to the present moment
About Julia

Expert Support

Julia Samuel, MBE, is the Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.


As a leading grief psychotherapist, Julia has spent the last thirty years supporting bereaved families. She is the Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK, with Prince William being Royal Patron, and was awarded an MBE for her services to bereaved children.


She is the author of two bestselling books: Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass.


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    • Soothe your pain

    Discover ways to manage fear, anger, sadness, guilt, numbness & futility with tools and guidance in your pocket the moment you need them.

    • Work through your grief

    Be guided through 28 sessions, step by step, of 15 minutes a day, to help you work through your grief.


    • Find ways to trust in living and loving again

    Develop the 8 pillars of strength to look after your mental health, build resilience and feel more able to cope with life.


    • Develop techniques to stay grounded

    Learn ways to gently let hope and happiness back in and to open yourself up to a future where you can hold your love for that person from the past whilst embracing your present and future ahead.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I sign up to Grief Works app?

    To start using Grief Works, select a payment option here. You'll be asked to input payment and personal information so you can set up your account details.

    How do I gift this to someone who is going through loss?

    Email us at and we'll help you set an account up for a friend!

    Is the Grief Works app free?

    The Grief Works app costs £49.99 per quarter. However if you cannot afford this, you can request a free account. We reserve 10% of all subscriptions for free accounts.

    Does this app work for other forms of grief?

    Grief can result from many types of death and loss, including living loss, facing one's own death, miscarriage, death of a pet, and more. Grief Works was created with all in mind, and its principles work equally for all.


    What’s the definition of grief?

    Grief is the internal process that is adjusting to the death of someone we care for. The experience is usually chaotic and disorienting, but everyone grieves in their own way. Manifestations can range from numbness to anger to depression. There’s no right or wrong way to grieve.

    What are the stages of grief?

    People often talk about Kubler Ross’s 5 stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance - but I prefer to talk about the Dual Process Model of grief by Stroebe and Schut. Rather than looking at grief as linear or happening in stages, it sees grief as an oscillation between loss orientation and restoration orientation. At times, we can be loss oriented and feel the pain (including all the feelings described by the 5 stages theory) which we allow, and at other times we are restoration oriented, where we intentionally give ourselves a break and focus our minds on something else, for example, by doing things that soothe us, and give us thee psychological energy to go back and do the loss work. It’s the movement between these two that allows us to grow through grief.

    Will grief ever go away?

    Grief is a naturally adaptive process. The intensity of the pain of grief changes over time but we are also changed by our grief. It’s a process through which we can grow and heal. Rather than “get over it,” we can accommodate it and learn to live with it, build our life around it, and it will alway influence us. We can be hit by grief decades after the person has died, triggered by our senses, like sights, touch, and smells, because they trigger our memory networks, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t processed our grief. 

    What does grief do to your body?

    Grief is embodied. Every thought you have has a physiological component, every feeling in your body gives you a thought. The two are interconnected: mind-body. Everything you do with your body and mind affect your whole system, including what you listen to, what you watch, who you’re with, how much you sleep… all have a mind-body impact. If you’re grieving, you would want to have a stable body and regularity in your life, and the best way to do that is to be mindful of where you put your attention, time and focus.

Physical symptoms of grief: Why am I unable to cry?

    We all have a default mode of coping when in crisis when painful things happen to us. One of those ways may be switching off, shutting down and blocking our feelings. This could be why you’re not crying. It could also be shock, so let you body do what it needs to do, support yourself. There are many ways of expressing grief; tears is by no means the only one. You can help yourself by perhaps walking or listening to music, and allowing feelings to emerge. You may cry, or you may not, but don’t give yourself a hard time. There’s no right or wrong way to grieve.