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Grief Works app

Support for grief when you need it.

About the app

Grief Works is an innovative app for anyone who is grieving or dealing with anticipatory grief of a loved one.

The Grief Works app draws on 30 years of professional experience of a leading grief expert, Julia Samuel.

The app contains 28 sessions of grief-specific advice to help you to manage the range of emotions. It also offers a toolkit of practical resources to help you manage grief. You have the option of live 1-to-1 text chats with a bereavement counsellor too.

Here’s how to activate your complimentary 1-year access.


How to get the app

  1. Download the Grief Works app on your iPhone of Android.
  2. Redeem the app by creating an account on the Grief Works website and click ‘Redeem now’
  3. Log into the app using the same email and password to activate your complimentary 1-year access. Once activated you’ll see a welcome page for the Charity for Civil Servants.

NB. by downloading the Grief Works app, you’ll be taken to the App Store / Google Play Store website and are subject to their terms and conditions as well as those of Grief Works.

Grief Works bereavement app

Help with using the app

If you already have Grief Works on your phone, you can update your licence by clicking the ‘Already a user? Log in’ option.

If you have problems accessing the app, uninstall it from your phone and start the process again from the second stage.

If you continue to experience issues please email

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How we can help and support you

Specialist organisations

Links to helplines and support from specialist bereavement organisations.

Financial assistance

The cost of a funeral or loss of earnings can hit hard when someone dies. Find out how we could support you.

Rachel’s story
Arun would have wanted me to live life to the full, so that’s what I’m trying to do. I want to say a massive thank you to the Charity for Civil Servants for helping me live it.

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