Christmas can be a painful time for bereaved people. The Cruse helpline will be available throughout the festive season offering a listening ear and emotional support.

You can help by supporting our appeal to raise the £20,000 we need to keep the helpline open over Christmas and into next year.

Read more about Coping at Christmas.


About Cruse

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.

Facing the future

Facing the Future has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide. Samaritans branches in Basildon, Coventry, Exeter, Southend and Wakefield will be working with their Cruse area counterparts to offer these groups in 2015. Facing the Future gives you the opportunity to meet others who have lost someone to suicide and share your experiences and feelings. Read more

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. Read more

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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