Get Help

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.


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.

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when we’re open until 8pm. 

National Email support


Face-to-face and group support is delivered by trained bereavement volunteers across across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Other ways we can help

We offer information, publications, and support for children. We also have a number of specialist projects

Peer-Led Support Groups

More than Words: Bereavement Social Groups


Other people who can help

Check out our list of other charities and organisations who can help you after someone dies.


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.