Grief Works - Self Love & Care

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About this app

Grief Works: Online Grief Therapy for Mental Health and Well Being Support

You're not alone, and you don’t have to feel this way forever. The Grief Works app was created to help you navigate your grief after the death of a loved one, soothe your pain and build your strength over time. While every experience of grief is unique and different, Grief Works includes guided advice from UK's leading grief expert Julia Samuel to help you find your "new normal." With Grief Works, you'll have at hand daily meditations, tools and reflections, plus in-the-moment support for managing difficult emotions whenever they arise.

Deal Traumatic Grief with Compassion, Mindfulness & Wisdom

Grief Works was created in collaboration with Julia Samuel, MBE – a leading grief psychotherapist and bestselling author who, over 30 years, has supported hundreds of people through their grief, and is founder patron of Child Bereavement UK.

Improve Self Love and Practice Self Care

A complete 28-session compassionate course to help you navigate and cope with your grief. Guiding you step-by-step through understanding and expressing your emotions, PLUS proven tools and techniques to support you.

Reduce Anxiety, Depression and Stress to Feel Better

30+ interactive tools to give you instant support whenever you need, including:
★ Mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion and visualization exercises
★ Daily gratitude and journaling to create a routine of supportive habits
★ Reflective exercises to help you process and manage your emotions
★ Visual breathing guides and body scans to calm your body and mind
★ Audio meditation practices recorded by Julia

Includes practices to help you:
★ Process your sadness
★ Manage feelings of anger
★ Increase feelings of control
★ Work through feelings of guilt
★ Develop self-compassion and empathy
★ calm your anxiety
★ Deal with milestone days e.g. birthdays and anniversaries
★ Build your self-esteem
★ Find meaning and purpose
★ Have honest conversations about death
★ Set helpful boundaries
★ Develop healthy routines
★ Tackle tricky thoughts
★ Connect with hope
★ Support others through grief

And more……

Advice In Action

This interactive app is based on lessons from Julia’s book, Grief Works, which reached the top ten of the Sunday Times bestsellers list, and contains tools to help you put the lessons into real life action. Helen Fielding described the book as “essential for anyone who has ever experienced grief, or wanted to comfort a bereaved friend”.

Through the stories of real people’s experiences of love and loss, we’ve developed the advice, practices and interactive tools that you’ll be guided through in this app. Get inspiration and hope from those who have walked the path before you.

Approved by therapists, loved by users

“I’ve learned more about grief - both living and lost - from Julia Samuel than anyone, or anything, else. This generous, thoughtful and sensitively tendered app brings a wealth of information to help people navigate their individual grief.” - Pandora Sykes

“It’s very reassuring to have that subtle nudge that what I am feeling is normal and ok.” Amanda Harvey

“Before using this I felt that I was pushing it aside because I didn’t know how to deal with it or process has allowed me to look at the whole picture.” - Josie Wright

“For the first time in 4 months feel like I’m starting a journey to rediscover me and manage my pain that has been so consuming since my husband died. It’s guilt free too!” - Claire

"This app is really helping. Being able to reflect in my own time and at my own pace is just right." - the Osteopath's Widow

Updated on
Jul 18, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
117 reviews
Stella Neophytou
December 2, 2022
I have found the content, varied, informative, challenging and thought provoking. Some of the text was too fast for me to read and the text in white was difficult for me to read as I am 65. The visualisations are valuable in allowing the naming and release of emotions and the breath work soothing. Although I felt very emotional I felt supported and safe. Thank you
27 people found this review helpful
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November 1, 2022
Hi there Stella, I'm sorry you've had this negative experience. The practices are set up so that you can click through the text screens at your own rate. If you don't mind, please do get in touch with to explain your text colour/visibility issues and we will do our best to help you out!
Chloe Walker
December 31, 2022
This feels to be a gentle, really clear and helpful guiding light to work through long held difficulties from two difficult bereavements. It has taken a little while to trust myself to the process that it leads us through, but I do now and find the interactive exercises very helpful spaces to finally face thoughts and feelings I've been avoiding for years. Thank you so much Julia and the team for creating this. I chose the 3 month option, but would recommend the open-ended one where possible.
16 people found this review helpful
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Dawn Susan
February 2, 2023
I would recommend this app. It brings comfort and support through the worst of times. I personally prefer a woman's voice to a man's so some of the tools weren't helpful to me. But it was a surprise that an app would make me and my grief feel cared for and seen.
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February 3, 2023
Hi there - thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are really keen to continuously improve the app and to fix any shortcomings, so please do feel free to send details of your experience to

What's new

Grief Works continues to support the bereaved to live and love again through thoughtful advice by grief expert Julia Samuel and a toolkit of interactive exercises to reach for whenever you need. This update includes bug updates and improvements to the user experience.