Grief Works by Illume

Navigate your grief journey with expert support and healing tools

We know how difficult it can be to navigate through grief
but you don’t have to go through it alone.

Grief is painful

Grief is painful

The overwhelming flood of emotions can come out of nowhere at any time, and you have no control over them. Your life has been turned upside down, you don’t know where to turn or who to turn to.

No one understands what you’re going through, and when they do listen, you feel like you are a burden, or you’re left feeling unsupported and not understood .

There is lack of structure to your day, and your brain fog keeps you from moving forward.

You feel alone and isolated.

Friends and family may be there, but after a few months they expect you to just get on with it, but how can you…

Grief knocks you off your feet but you don’t have to face it alone.

To date, we have supported over 40,000+ individuals in navigating this painful journey with grief.

Developed alongside Julia Samuel MBE the programme supports you through:

Grief Works Programme
  • A step-by-step course with guidance on how to cope and heal.
  • Tools, like meditations and visualisations, which are designed to give you strategies for when you feel overwhelmed by your emotions.
  • Ability to chat with a bereavement counsellor anytime you need support.
  • Weekly live sessions to connect with people who may share similar experiences.
  • Monthly live session with Julia, where you can ask specific questions to an expert.
  • 24/7 support from an empathetic community.

The programme has provided comfort at the time I needed it most. The tools have helped me through my saddest loneliest times, when the pain of my grief was almost unbearable.

93% of the time
people report feeling “better” or “much better” after using Grief Works.

Your expert teacher Julia Samuel MBE

Developed in collaboration with world-leading grief psychotherapist Julia Samuel, the program is based on her Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller ‘Grief Works’.

Julia has instilled over 30 years of counselling experience into this comprehensive resource, available for immediate download. She was awarded an MBE for her services to the bereaved and is the Vice President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Julia is also the Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK with HRH Prince William and godmother to Prince George.

Julia Samuel, Masterclass

“It feels very much as if you have a hotline to Julia herself, as she introduces each step and explains the reasons and possible emotions related to each stage. Highly recommend.

Sunday Times

“Full of compassionate wisdom”

Hear from others how Grief Works is helping them

1000+ five star reviews

1000+ five star reviews

Unravels the complexities

This app has done so much to help me unravel the complexities of my grief. Three heavy years of being stuck but after only 10 days I feel lighter and calmer. I’m so glad I found it.

Helpful for anyone grieving

This app is a wonderful resource for anyone who is trying to cope with the death of a loved one and is feeling lost in a new and unwelcome new world. It feels remarkably personal and nurturing.

Support at whatever stage you are in your journey

This app has the potential to change your grief journey into a reflective, supportive and more positive experience, at a time when you might be feeling lost, alone and fearful of your future. Highly recommend.

Get 24-hour-a-day support, 7 days a week, for an entire year, for the same cost as two 1-hour therapy sessions


"Having had professional counselling for grief this programme is on a par if not better."


Usual therapy costs £3,000/year
3 Months
£124.99 20% off
Try Grief Works for 30 days, risk-free
12 Months
£249.99 20% off
Try Grief Works for 30 days, risk-free
30 Day Money Back Guarantee

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee
if you don’t find Grief Works helpful for you.

Support time50 mins24 hours/day
Frequency7 days/week
Immediate access to a counsellor
Self-paced structured course
Tools to help the moment you need
Community support & weekly meetups

Frequently asked questions

How does this app differ from professional therapy?

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 of that in mind, and its principles work equally for each of those cases.

Does Grief Works work on both iPhones and Android phones

Yes, the app is available for modern iPhone and Android devices.

What if I'm not happy with my purchase?

Contact us at so we can help you in case you have doubts. If you still are not happy, you can request a refund.

Does this app work for other forms of grief?

Yes. This app helps you to navigate your process of grief and includes multiple types of grief.