About grief

This section looks at grief, and how bereavement affects people. It covers what you can do to help yourself, and what you can do to help others.

Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. For those who need help, Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children, and this can be by telephone, email or face-to-face.

About grief

Read about how bereavement can affect people, and find out what you can do to help yourself, or how to help a bereaved friend or relative.

Local services

Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland our trained bereavement volunteer offer support to adults and children, face-to-face, in groups or by telephone and email. 

National helpline

The Cruse Bereavement Care National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support by telephone or by email. Call freephone 0808 808 1677.