Bereavement is the experience of losing someone important to us. It is characterised by grief, which is the process and the range of emotions we go through as we gradually adjust to the loss.
Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating - whether that be a partner, family member, friend or pet.
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people, offering face-to-face, group, telephone, email and website support. They provide support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
They have a Free phone national helpline and local services throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our services are provided by trained volunteers and are confidential and free.
T: 0808 808 1677 (National Helpline) / 01273 234007 (Brighton) / 01323 642942 (Eastbourne)
Lines are open Mondays and Fridays 9:30am to 5pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 to 8pm
Their website Hope Again provides support for young people.
Bereavement Care is a free service designed to help and support people struggling to deal with bereavement. They are committed and passionate about helping you to help yourself in the short, medium and long term.
They can support you in the following ways:
• One-to-One Bereavement Support
• Wellbeing and Friendship Groups
• Memorial Services
Sue Ryder's Online Bereavement Support makes it easy to connect with the right support for you - whether that's information and resources, qualified counsellors or a community of others with similar experiences.
These services are free and easy to access on your computer, smartphone or tablet.