Bereavement support | Cruse Bereavement Care

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Covid-19 update

Due to the current pandemic and ongoing social distancing, all Cruse services will be provided over the telephone, email or internet until further notice. Please contact us to find out more. 

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Usual services

Our Bereavement Volunteers offer bereaved people emotional and psychological support and help them understand what is happening to them.

Support is provided for as long as it is appropriate, whether for one session or more and is tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.

We arrange appointments at our offices in Maidstone or Medway or can visit clients in their own homes for those unable to travel.

For information and referrals please call: 01622 671011 or email and one of our volunteers will assist you. 

Our office is open Mon-Fri from 10am to 12.30 pm. It is not always possible for our volunteers to answer the phones, but please leave a message and someone will call you back.

Drop-In sessions

Our team of local bereavement volunteers offers a regular monthly Drop-In for anyone who has been bereaved to meet and talk together.  It takes place on the second Monday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to mid-day, at The Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH where drinks and refreshments may be purchased at reasonable cost.  Although volunteers are on hand, clients really appreciate the opportunity to share their experiences with each other in an informal social atmosphere.

Other help

You can find out more about grief, about helpful Cruse publications and links to other useful organisations and websites on the main Cruse website,

Our leaflet Restoring Hope is about what you can do to help yourself, how others can help you, how you can help others who have been bereaved and where you can get more advice and support.