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

adfam logo.pngHave you been bereaved through a loved one's drug or alcohol use? Could you help us create relevant, accessible information for people bereaved in this way? If so, why not share your experiences and ideas at our consultation workshops in London (16 June) and Birmingham (17 June)?  Or you may be interested in training to offer peer support to others going through similar bereavement. Training dates are in June and September. Click here to find out more or contact us to express your interest. Read our latest newsletter.  

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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