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I lost my Dad in April 2010. He had gone into hospital to have an operation which was supposed to make him better and he never came home. I didn’t get in touch with Cruse until several months after he had died, insisting to everyone I was “fine”, although I clearly wasn’t...


I lost the best part of my life back in February 2013, when my best friend and Girlfriend, Rachel Lucy Maddox, was tragically taken from me in a car accident on her way to my house one Saturday morning...


After the death of her mum, Gemma contacted her local Cruse service and was supported by a Cruse volunteer until she decided she was able to live a life without her mum ...


Stella contacted Cruse Bereavement Care after her daughter, Laura died from substance misuse a couple of years ago. Stella is bring up her daughter's son, Blake who is three years-old.


Sarah was 19 when her mother died by suicide. She decided to get support from Cruse Bereavement Care as she was really struggling to move forward with her grief.