Cruse Bereavement Care

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Cruse Bereavement Care is a charity offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

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Organisation Details

Address Central Office Address:
Cruse Bereavement Care,
PO Box 800
  • Bereaved by suicide?
  • In need of support or feeling suicidal?
  • National
  • Advice
  • Email
  • Groups
  • Helplines
  • Peer Support
  • Therapeutic support
  • Bereavement
  • Children & young people
  • Suicide bereavement


The Cruse National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement support volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by a bereavement. Our volunteers are here to help you talk things through. They can also help you find your local Cruse service, or signpost you to support groups, financial advice, and other useful sources of information.

The Cruse Bereavement Care National Helpline is open for information, advice and emotional support, from 9.30am to 5pm Monday and Friday and 9.30am to 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The number is
0808 808 1677 and is free to call.

Face-to-face support

Cruse offer face-to-face services via their Areas and Branches, and delivered by trained Bereavement Support Volunteers.

You can search for your nearest Cruse Area of Branch on their website. Each Cruse Area or Branch works within a specific catchment area and you will need to contact the Area to find out which geographical locations are covered by their services. Some Cruse services are able to visit clients in their homes or other local consulting rooms.

Support for children & young people

Some Cruse Areas and Branches offer support to children and young people – contact your local Cruse to find out what services they offer.