Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in the UK. They offer support, advice, and information to children, young people, and adults when someone dies, and they work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Cruse’s services are provided by a network of 5,000 trained volunteers, and are both confidential and free to use. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.
Cruse can offer a safe, youth-friendly space where young people can work through their grief in their own time and own way accompanied by a trained and experienced volunteer who will work individually with the young person over a period of 6-8 weekly sessions. There are also a number of leaflets and publications available to help children and young people.National Helpline
- 0808 808 1677
The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer practical and emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.‘Hope Again’ Website
Hope Again is a website designed for young people by young people. It includes information and message boards where young people can share their experiences. Young people can also send a private message to one of Cruse’s trained volunteers (via firstname.lastname@example.org
), who will reply to you by email. Northamptonshire Branch
The Northamptonshire branch are unable to take new referrals until early 2018. Please call the National Helpline and an advisor will offer support and direct you to alternative services.