CRUSE National Telephone Helpline

Grief, loss, bereavement

What does it do?

If you are here because someone close to you has died, we are very sorry.  Grief is a natural process, but we know it can be devastating. Our specialist bereavement experts have experience in all types of loss and can offer support however and whenever the death occurred.

Who it is for?

Cruse is a national charity that provides advice, information and support to anyone who has been bereaved (children, young people and adults), whenever or however the death occurred. The service is provided by trained, experienced volunteers.

Where it is available?

National service (England, Wales).

What it costs:

 The service is confidential and free.

How to access or apply for it:

Normal opening 9am to 5pm on working days.
Daytime helpline: 0808 808 1677

Additional information:

About our local services

Cruse areas and branches sometimes have waiting lists, but you will be put in touch with a bereavement support volunteer as soon as possible. Many local services also run friendship groups, which bereaved people find very helpful and supportive. The branch nearest to you will be able to tell you what is on offer.
Check the CRUSE website for local branches.


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