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 freephone on 0808 808 1677.

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.

Group support for those bereaved through drugs or alcohol

Bereavement through a loved one's drug or alcohol use is a devastating, challenging and often isolating experience. The BEAD project (run by Cruse and Adfam) is launching two new peer-led support groups for people bereaved by drug or alcohol use. The groups are being piloted in London and Birmingham from April to June 2016 and are open to any adult who has been bereaved through drug or alcohol use.

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Introducing Cruse Masterclasses: Taking your understanding to a new level

Our new Cruse Masterclass selection will be delivered by eminent bereavement specialists, supported by Cruse Bereavement Care. They will be hosted by Dr Colin Murray Parkes and speakers include Dr Lois Tonkin and Ted Bowman. The first events will be held in central London on Thursday 26th May, and Tuesday 20th September. Places are limited so book your place now to avoid disappointment. Early Bird booking is available until 18th March. Read more

Facing the future

Facing the Future is a new service developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to support people who have been bereaved by suicide. Samaritans branches in Basildon, Coventry, Exeter, Southend and Wakefield are working with their Cruse counterparts to offer support groups. 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. We offer practical information, advice on dealing with the media and information on the support bereaved people 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 Many employers find it difficult to know how to respond when an employee is bereaved, and how 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 we can also offer training, consultancy, and an employer's bereavement toolkit

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