Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse is the UK's leading bereavement charity, dedicated to helping people through one of the most painful times in life.

The charity was established in 1959 as Cruse Clubs Counselling Service for Widows and their Families. Since then, it has expanded to help widowers, children and eventually all bereaved people, providing those in need of support with a free, confidential service.

Cruse has more than 80 local branches across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which are staffed by volunteers. Support services offered include group information sessions, one-to-one sessions with trained bereavement supporters, and peer-to-peer support groups.

Cruse's contact details

Cruse Bereavement Support
PO Box 800


Cruse's free helpline is open 9:30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday: 0808 808 1677

Alternatively, you can find the phone number of your local Cruse branch via their website.

If you live in Scotland, you can contact Cruse's sister organisation, Cruse Scotland.

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