Internal training courses are run throughout the UK for people who want to become a Cruse Bereavement volunteer and support bereaved people. Below is a list of upcoming training courses for new volunteers. We recommend that you contact your local Cruse Area for further information on dates - if there is demand additional courses can be sometimes be added or the Area may know of other courses running in neighbouring Areas. To find your local area please see our list of all Cruse Areas.
For those looking for external training for themselves or their organisation please visit our external training page.
Find out what's on offer in your area:
- London and South East
- South West
- Eastern England
- East Midlands
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire & Humber
- North East
- North West
- Isle of Man
- Northern Ireland
- Channel Isles
- Cruse Scotland
We regularly run training for National Helpline volunteers. Please see the helpline volunteer page for details.
South West Surrey
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on our next course.
We will be recruiting for our 2021 intake of new volunteers in Autumn 2020. Full details, application forms, etc. will be posted closer to that time on our local volunteering page. You can also register interest by emailing us at email@example.com with your name, address and phone number(s) and we will write back to you when more information is known.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Isle of Wight
Please email email@example.com or phone 01983 523030, for information on our next courses.
For more information on our next training please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Vanessa on 01865 202242.
West Berkshire Branch
Cruse Bereavement Care West Berks is offering an extensive seven day training programme for individuals who are interested in volunteering for our service.
The Spring Course 2020 will take place on the following Saturdays at Broadway House, 4-8 The Broadway, Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1BA
The course is divided into three modules and includes:
April 25th, May 2nd and 9th - the 3-day Foundation to Bereavement Support Training Course
June 6th and 13th - the 2 day Face to Face Support modules.
June 20th and 4th July - the 2 days Safeguarding and Skills practice sessions.
There will be a Recruitment Information workshop on Saturday 21st March 09.45 for 10.00 or Monday 30th March 18.45 for 19.00
To find out more Tel: 07775 871870, Email: email@example.com.
Thames Valley Berkshire
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of our next courses.
For more information on our next training Email Bucks@cruse.org.uk
Bereavement Support Fountation course 2020: 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 08 Feb,
Face to face module: 29 Feb, 14 March
Safeguarding: 21 March
Induction: 28 March
Sudden and Traumatic death 25 April
Apply to Angela at NewForestBranch@cruse.org.uk, The venue is Ellingham Church Hall near Ringwood, Hants.
For more information on our next training please email email@example.com
For more details of our next courses contact Lambeth@cruse.org.uk
Bexley and Bromley
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Richmond upon Thames Area
Richmond Cruse is running the following training courses for volunteers in 2020.
Sudden & Traumatic Death (mandatory) 21st March 9.30 - 4.30pm Venue: Teddington Baptist Church, Upper Room, 17, Church Road TW11 8PF
Suicide & Bereavement 25th April (time tbc) Venue: St Winefrides Parish Hall, 1, Leybourne Park Kew TW9 3HB
(There may be a small charge to cover costs of trainers and venue)
Please contact Jenny Harris at email@example.com for further information.
For more information on our next training email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-selection criteria. All applicants must live within the Borough of Richmond. This is a requirement for ensuring that all volunteers can travel the extent of the borough as we most often see clients in their own homes. Volunteering for Cruse must be a priority, rather than to fulfil a counselling/psychotherapy course placement requirement. We only consider applicants on placement in exceptional circumstances.
We are running a 5 day Bereavement Support Foundation training course on the following dates: 21st September 2019, 28 September 2019, 12th October 2019, 19th October 2019 and 26th October 2019.
We particularly welcome applications from people who have had past bereavements, and those from a non-counselling background.
Please contact email@example.com for further information
South Kent Area
Bereavement Supporters Foundation Course, Deal, 2019.
The Cruse nationally accredited bereavement volunteer training.
Tuesdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm
18th and 25th September and 2nd, 9th and 16th October.
Tel: 0844 8009104
West Kent Area
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Kent with Swale
Training for new volunteers will be held on the following dates:
Saturday 11th January 2020
Saturday 18th January 2020
Saturday 25th January 2020
Saturday 15th February 2020
Saturday 22nd February
Saturday 7th March 2020
All training held in Swale, 9.00am for 9.15 start, ending no later than 4.30pm
For more information and an appliction form email email@example.com
Maidstone and Medway
Venue 39/48 Marsham Street Maidstone
BS Foundation Course/Face to face elective
Dates: 1st Feb 2020. 29th Feb, 7th March (3days)
Face to face elective course
Dates 14th March 28th April (2days)
Saturdays 9.30 am to 4.30pm at Marsham street Maidstone.kent
Application Forms and Queries to Jennie at Maidstonebranch@cruse.org.uk
Limited spaces. Closing date for applications 31st October. 2019
Our new Bereavement Support Foundation training course starts on 1st February 2020 in Truro.
This is a 8 day part-time & accredited course, designed to provide the initial awareness, knowledge and skills needed to support bereaved people.
For more information and an application form please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01726 76700
Interviews late November early December 2019
Bath and Wiltshire
For more information on our next training email: email@example.com
Swindon & District
For more information on our next training email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out about future courses please email email@example.com
Internal training courses are run throughout the UK for people who want to become a Cruse Bereavement volunteer and support bereaved people. Dorset@cruse.org.uk can be contacted for details of training courses for new volunteers in Dorset Area. Your local Cruse Area can give further information on dates. If there is sufficient demand additional courses can be sometimes added, or the Area may know of other courses running in neighbouring Areas.
Contact Details: Amanda
E mail Admin Dorset Area: Dorset@cruse.org.uk
Answer phone: 01305 260216
Cruse in Bedfordshire is offering a training course for new volunteers starting on 1 February 2020. For more information contact email Leanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on volunteering opportunities please contact the area office on 0300 200 4110 or email@example.com
To be added to the mailing list to receive information about the next Bereavement Support Foundation course,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Peterborough and Huntingdonshire
For more information on our next training email email@example.com
For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bereavement Support Foundation and Face to Face Module 5 day training course is run mainly on Saturdays at our branch in Birmingham city centre. Training times are 0930hrs - 1630hrs and held normally 2-3 times a year.
Details of the next course and how to apply will appear on our website www.crusebirmingham.co.uk.
Herefordshire Bereavement Care
Please contact us for details. Tel 01432 359 469. Email: email@example.com.
Herefordshire Branch is runnining a Foundation/Face to Face course on the following dates
Saturday May 9th, 16th & 23rd (Foundation Course)
June 6th, & 13th June (Face to Face module)
Interested - please contact Herefordshire@cruse.org.uk for further information
Contact us for details of upcoming training
National office email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National office telephone: 02920 886913.
Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course - support for Adults - 5 day course running in 2020 in Llandrindod Wells. Foundation course (3 days) Face to Face (2 days) Course dates are Saturdays 4th and 18th April, 2nd and 16th May and 13th June
For more information please contact email@example.com or call 01686 610220
For further information email: Gwent@cruse.org.uk
Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for information on our next training courses.
Hull and East Riding
For further information contact: Lorraine, Area Administrator email@example.com or 01482 440072.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer for Cruse please phone 07867 312658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Craven and Bradford
For more information email email@example.com or 01756 796004.
For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about training in Cruse please contact Sue Brown on 0151 645 6604.
Click here for information about training in Northern Ireland.
See the local website for training information from Guernsey Bereavement Service.
For Scottish courses please refer to www.crusescotland.org.uk.