Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. If someone you know has died and you need to talk, call us on 0844 477 9400 or send an email.

Face-to-face and group support is delivered by trained bereavement support volunteers across the UK.

We also offer information, publications, and support for children.

Supporting families in the Armed Forces

Military funeralCruse can provide information and support to Military families following bereavement, including practical information, dealing with the media and what support the bereaved can expect from the Armed Forces and others following a death in Service.

Cruse is delighted to be expanding its work with the Military Family, following an award of over half a million pounds by the Ministry of Defence.

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Bereavement at work

Lambeth Cruse training session. Photo: Jacky Chapman For many employers, it can be difficult to know how to respond when an employee is bereaved, and what can be done to ensure that the impact on both the individual and the organisation is minimised. With one in ten people in the UK likely to be affected by bereavement at any one time, employers can benefit from planning ahead.

Cruse has worked with Acas to produce the new guidance for Managing Bereavement in the Workplace, and can also offer training, consultancy, and an employer's bereavement toolkit

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Bereavement support for young people

Birmingham children's group. Photo: Jacky Chapman

Many children and young people experience the death of a parent, caregiver, sibling, friend or grandparent. Even very young children can be deeply affected by the death of someone close. Children and young people react differently depending on their age and understanding but all should be supported to understand and express their grief.

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Bereaved through drugs or alcohol

adfam logo.pngCruse is working on a new and exciting project in partnership with Adfam, an umbrella organisation, supporting families affected by drugs and alcohol. The project will address the needs of families who are bereaved through drug and alcohol use, with both organisations working together over the next four years to develop networks of peer support to enable those affected by the issue to support others who have been similarly bereaved. Read more or download our Winter 2014/15 newsletter.