Cruse Huntingdon currently offers support for children and young people, one to one support for adults and friendship groups. Further details follow on this page, or contact the helpline on 01480 414511
Support for children and young people
Huntingdonshire Cruse offers bereavement support and information for children and young people. Find out how we can help by calling us on 01480 414511. You can leave a message if we are not there and we will call you back at home (if you want), on your mobile or by email.
If you are a young person, we have information we can send you or you can call the national Cruse Young Person’s Helpline 0808 808 1677 It is a freefone number which cannot be traced back to your home phone and you will be able to chat to a trained helpline advisor. There is also the Cruse Young People’s Website www.rd4u.org.uk where you can send a private email to a trained volunteer and read about how other young people have coped in similar situations.
At Huntingdonshire Cruse, we are happy to talk to parents, carers and other involved individuals about how we can help a bereaved young person. One of our trained children and young persons counsellors will call you back very quickly, so you can talk through any concerns. We also have ideas about books which you, or the child or young person you are concerned about, might find helpful.
One-to-one for adults
Cruse Huntingdonshire offers people in the Huntingdonshire area one-to-one bereavement support in your home from a team of trained volunteers.
The service is free, confidential and open to anyone over the age of 16. We offer support regardless of the time that has lapsed since the bereavement and our service is offered to everyone whatever their culture, race, religious persuasion or sexual orientation.
Our policy is to treat each bereaved person as an individual with their own needs and to offer the support that is appropriate to them at this particular time in their life.
Our Bereavement Volunteers have all undertaken a comprehensive training course in bereavement care and attend additional training throughout the year. Above all they are friendly, caring and professional and can help anyone who has been bereaved understand their grief and cope with the loss.
Grieving is hard work and can effect your wellbeing. But grief is not an illness. It is a natural human experience from which you can emerge to face a new and very different reality.
Please contact the helpline on 01480 414511
Cruse friendship groups meet in Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots. They help people to take the first steps towards making new friends in a safe and comfortable environment, with others who have been through similar experiences.
For further information click here or contact the helpline on 01480 414511