Cruse UK

For more than 60 years, Cruse Bereavement Support has been helping people who are struggling with grief and bereavement. 

What can they do for you?

Cruse offers support through our website, national helpline, group, zoom, telephone or one-to-one in-person support. Cruse wants to ensure everyone grieving gets the help they need in a way that works for them. They have a specially trained dedicated team of 4,000 bereavement volunteers.

How do they do it?

Understanding Your Bereavement (group information sessions)
Their “Understanding Your Bereavement” sessions provide an overview of the different ‘grief models’ and help you understand the reasons behind how you’re feeling.

One-to-one support
They offer one-to-one sessions with one of our trained bereavement supporters. These usually take place over the phone or via a video call. In these sessions, their volunteers will use counselling skills to help you understand how you’re feeling. Find out more.

Many of their branches offer peer-to-peer support groups. These include walking groups.

There is an online self-help tool which you can access by following this link>>

What benefits could you experience?

To make sure that everyone grieving gets the support they need when they need it.

Where do they operate?

Across PCN area

How to contact them or get there

Call their Helpline, volunteers are trained in all types of bereavement and can help you make sense of how you’re feeling right now.

0808 808 1677

Follow Cruise on social media.

Sharing your experiences with others going through the same thing is a really helpful tool for dealing with grief.

Support Information for carers

Bridgit is an online tool that allows people to explore free well-being, employment, finance and care advice and events, local and national support services, and training opportunities. People can also build their own ‘self-care plan’. It’s all available any time of day and without registering first.

Follow this link to access bridgit, Online Support (

People who prefer not to or cannot go online can call Carer Support Dorset on 0800 368 8349 to discover the free support and help available.


Carer Support Dorset can help you find the support you need for your caring role.

Freephone number for Carers 0800 368 8349

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