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.

Bereaved through drugs or alcohol: new training announced

adfam logo.pngIf you’ve been bereaved through a loved one’s drug or alcohol use and feel ready to support others going through similar experiences, why not consider training with Cruse and Adfam to become a peer support volunteer? Our brand new training days will be taking place in London from April. You'll then be able to go on to volunteer with our crucial partnership project to offer peer support and tailored information to people bereaved through drug or alcohol use. Click here and find out how you can get involved.  

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. Many of our local services offer support to children and young people. Our new website Hope Again  is a safe place where young people who are facing grief can share their stories with others. 

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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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