Bereavement Support

For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no normal or right way to grieve. There are various organisations which provide advice and support during these challenging times, some of these have been listed below:

  • The Cruse Bereavement Care - Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. The number is 0808 808 1677​ or you can email [email protected]

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when they are open until 8pm.
Very occasionally they may record or listen in to a small number of calls for quality or training purposes, but this is not something they do regularly or routinely.

Bereavment Benefits

Bereavement Guide

Bereavement Abroad