- Face to face support
- Group sessions. Many people derive comfort from meeting others in a similar situation
- Telephone support
- Information and advice, and signposting to other support options.
Face to face Support
Our offices are open from Monday – Friday, from 10am -5pm and we offer one to one, face to face appointments during these times with our bereavement support volunteers. We also offer appointments until 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for these face to face sessions so you can still come to us even if you work during the day.
Some people find that meeting in a group helps them to make sense of what they are going through. Leeds Cruse offers time limited groups that have the same group members and run for 6 weeks in a structured format, as well as 'Time to Talk' groups, that run each month. Time to talk provides peer support for clients on the waiting list as well as those who want to meet others in a similar situation once their 1:1 sessions have finished.
How to get started
You can call us on 0113 234 4150. We will ask you for some brief details and advise you on next steps. Please note, if you require urgent bereavement support, you can call the Cruse National Helpline on 0808 808 1677.
You can call us at any time and leave a message and we will get back to you. Please see below for times when your call may be answered in person, although in busy periods you may have to leave a message.
You can also email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and Signposting
We try to provide information to people who have suffered a bereavement so they can make an informed choice. Some more detailed information about what we offer can be found in this leaflet Bereavement Support Information for Clients. And of course bereavement support isn't for everyone so we do our best to sign post you to other local services and sources of support if you feel that Leeds Cruse isn't the right place for you.