Sources of support

About Cruse 

Cruse is the national service that supports all bereaved people. The Cruse National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement support volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by a bereavement. They can also help you find your local Cruse service, or signpost you to support groups, financial advice, and other useful sources of information.

The telephone helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm, with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when they’re open until 8pm.

Helpline 0844 477 9400   Email  [email protected]    

About the Childhood Bereavement Network


Plan If is a campaign from the Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN), the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK. Our members share a vision that all children and young people in the UK, together with their caregivers, can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives. We underpin their work with essential support and representation.

Our website contains a directory of national and local services that offer support to bereaved children, young people and their families.