Cruse Helpline | Cruse Bereavement Care

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0808 808 1677

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The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.

The number is 0808 808 1677​

You can also email

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.

Very occasionally we may record or listen in to a small number of calls for quality or training purposes, but this is not something we do regularly or routinely.


Our articles include what you can do to help yourself, and what you can do to help others.

Answers to frequently asked questions about contacting the helpline - what we offer and what to expect when you call

See a list of our local services and find out what we offer in your area. 

It is important that you take care of yourself following a bereavement. We suggest some do's and don'ts which might help.

Our sister organisation Cruse Scotland.

Cruse Scotland Helpline: 0845 600 2227 

Links to other organisations and sources of help relating to bereavement.