We are one of seven Areas within Northern Ireland. Contact us to find out the range of services we offer in your area.
The Southern (Newry and Mourne) area of Cruse has been providing bereavement support to our local communities since November 1997.
Cruse Bereavement Care is a volunteer based organisation which exists to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and to enhance society's care of bereaved people. We have supported communities throughout Northern Ireland since 1984. Our FREE services include;
- Individual face to face bereavement support and counselling, including services to children and young people
- Free literature, information and advice
- A national day-by-day helpline and website (www.cruse.org.uk)
- Access to support in a range of bereavement groups
- Victims and survivors service providing support to those bereaved through the conflict in Northern Ireland
- Beyond words project aimed at over 60’s targeting stroke survivors, their careers and people living in sheltered accommodation
- Bereavement awareness training
- Bereavement support to all prisons in Northern Ireland
- Together For You project providing a range of mental health and wellbeing interventions across Northern Ireland, through a co-ordinated approach
Bereavement touches everyone at some stage in their lives and for some people the effects may be long lasting. In Northern Ireland there are approximately 15,000 deaths each year and in 2014-2015 alone Cruse provided face to face bereavement support to almost 3,000 people and group support to 345 people. During the same period our 400 volunteers gave more than 42,000 hours of their time to our charity. In 2014 we were awarded the Investing in Volunteers (IIV) accreditation which is the UK quality standard for organisations that involve volunteers in their work. The Investing in Volunteers standard was designed and has been proven to improve the experience of volunteers and all those who work with volunteers, and is granted to organisations that promote good practice in their work with volunteers.
We are currently recruiting interested individuals to train as Bereavement Support Volunteers. If you are interested, please contact us at the telephone/email below:
Telephone No: 028 3025 2322