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Our Vision
All bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies.

Our Mission
To offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults, when someone dies and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Everyone experiences bereavement at some stage of their life, the death of a parent, a loved one, a friend or a child. The feelings of grief can overwhelm us at the time, but we work through them and come to terms with our loss. Our lives will never be the same again, things have changed. Sometimes though, the feelings, perhaps of despair or guilt or sheer loneliness, may overwhelm us and we need to seek help.


Death is a part of life, and grieving a natural process. Cruse is committed to breaking the stigma around grief and ensuring that everyone, no matter how old or young, can access the highest quality support following a bereavement.

Not only does Cruse provide a telephone helpline and the useful information you will find on this website, but our trained volunteers provide face-to-face support and practical advice in branches across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you are a young person, you might also want to visit RD4U, where you can find helpful information, fun games and an interactive messageboard where you can share your stories and support others in a similar situation.

Cruse relies on volunteers to deliver the bulk of its services and is largely funded by public donations. If you would like to help Cruse continue to provide high quality care please click here to find out how you can support us and make a difference to bereaved people across the UK.


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