Cruse Bereavement Care has been providing life-changing bereavement support to people across the UK for over 60 years, predominately through face-to-face and group sessions. Due to the current situation around coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to move all of our support to telephone or email, until further notice.
The welfare of our 5000 volunteers, clients and staff is our highest priority. There is a risk that isolation can lead to chronic loneliness, which in hand can amplify the emotions around grief. However, in these unprecedented times this is a necessary step. To that end, we are working hard to ensure we can continue be there to support every single person dealing with bereavement at this time, in a different way.
We are continually monitoring the developing situation, and will take further action when deemed necessary.
Group support, Understanding Your Bereavement, Friendship Groups, Activity Groups and Training are all postponed. We will continue to review the situation in line with government’s advice.
If you are bereaved and affected by the pandemic
If you have been affected and are struggling at this time, whether your bereavement is coronavirus-related or not, then our helpline is open - call 0808 808 1677. Opening hours.
For more support please refer to our friends at Mind and Samaritans: