• What kinds of support do you offer?

    Sue Ryder Grief Coach is a discreet, easy way to receive expert support, straight to your phone. Personalised support is available for:

  • Who can sign up for ​Sue Ryder Grief Coach?

    Anyone who is over 18 and lives in the UK can subscribe to Sue Ryder Grief Coach. Subscribers can add supporters who live in other countries if they wish.

  • Does text support really work?

    Yes! Text support is an an incredibly easy and effective way to get mental health support that works. Our published research shows that personalised text support is helpful for 95% of people who sign up for help navigating grief and other life challenges. All day, every day, Sue Ryder Grief Coach subscribers tell us that receiving texts feels good, and that our practical, personalised tips are helping them make small changes over time. Some even call text support life-changing.

  • Will my information be kept private?

    Absolutely. Help Texts adheres to strict privacy and security guidelines. Your data will not be shared with any 3rd parties.

  • Is Sue Ryder Grief Coach free?

    Yes. Although Grief Coach provides a paid-for subscription service in other countries, if you sign up via this dedicated site, we provide Sue Ryder Grief Coach for free to anyone in the UK over the age of 18.

  • How long does a Sue Ryder Grief Coach subscription last?

    Sue Ryder Grief Coach subscriptions last for twelve months.

  • Can Sue Ryder Grief Coach send text messages in different languages?

    Sue Ryder Grief Coach is currently only available in English.

  • Is there a waitlist?

    No. It takes less than 5 minutes to sign up and your first text will arrive right away.

  • Will you keep my data secure?

    Absolutely. Your personal data will not be sold or shared with anyone, and is very secure. Here is our Privacy Policy.

  • Who writes the texts?

    Help Texts works with a community of world-leading experts. Every text is evidence-informed and rooted in current research and theory.

  • Is this therapy?

    Help Texts is not therapy, but our research shows that grief-informed texting is definitely therapeutic. You don't need to talk to anyone and can simply read your carefully tailored texts when the timing is right for you. Our subscriber support team members are all mental health professionals who read all inbound texts and will respond to technical questions or if someone is in crisis.

  • Is this a way for me to get grief counselling or therapy?

    No, Sue Ryder Grief Coach is not a substitute for counselling or therapy. We offer education and support via text message, and are proud to be making grief support accessible and affordable in this way, but would encourage you to also work one-on-one with a therapist, if that is an option for you. Of course Sue Ryder Grief Coach can still be a great adjunct to therapy, providing additional support to you, and helping those around you too. Friends and family generally do not access therapy after a loss, so Sue Ryder Grief Coach is a good way for them to get tips and suggestions, so that they can in turn support you.

  • How often will I receive texts?

    Texts are sent twice a week, with extra texts in the first few weeks and on significant dates.

  • Who writes the texts for Sue Ryder Grief Coach?

    At Sue Ryder we have partnered with Grief Coach to provide this service. Grief Coach works with an incredible group of featured contributors who use their wisdom and experience to help us craft specialized text messages based on their particular areas of expertise.

    As a service, Grief Coach was conceived and created by a small team of people who are passionate about end of life and grief support, and who also have decades of experience building mobile and online communities.

  • What if I don't want to receive texts anymore?

    You can text STOP at any time if you'd like to stop receiving Sue Ryder Grief Coach messages. Text START if you'd like to resume messages.

  • Is it true that you'll send texts to my friends and family, as part of my single subscription?

    Yes, that's right. We believe that all grieving people should have the support of friends and family, so each subscription includes text support for the grieving person as well as gentle coaching for the people who want to support them. You can have up to 2 supporters per subscription.

  • What's the best way to invite supporters to be part of my Sue Ryder Grief Coach subscription? I'd love to have their support this year, but I feel awkward asking for their help.

    Asking people to support you can be hard, so here's some suggested language to get you started.

    "Hi XXXX. I have signed up for a service called Sue Ryder Grief Coach, that delivers personalised grief support via text, and am finding the messages comforting and useful. I can include up to 2 other people in the subscription, who want to support me this year. I wonder if you'd be willing to receive suggestions and reminders for how to support me? I know that many people find it hard to know what to say and do, when someone is grieving, so maybe Sue Ryder Grief Coach can help both of us. Let me know if I can add you, I’d be very grateful for your support."

  • What kinds of bereavement do you support?

    Sue Ryder Grief Coach provides support for people experiencing all types of bereavement. Specifically, we have text messages for people who have been bereaved following: accidents, Alzheimer's/dementia, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Covid-19, drug/alcohol related death, murder, natural causes, other illness, stillbirth, stroke, sudden infant/child death, suicide and termination of a pregnancy for medical reasons.

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