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Guidance for Health Care Professionals

Our support is centred on the bereaved client. However recent or long ago their bereavement, clients are welcome to approach us whenever they need information, advice or support and can expect a timely response. Cruse offers its services without prejudice or discrimination, to anyone bereaved by death.


Our organisation knows that grief is not an illness but a natural human experience from which we can emerge to face a new reality. We know that most people are helped by family and friends but that some experience difficulties along the way and may need particular support to move on.

No two bereavements are the same and our volunteers know that there are many reasons why people seek help. Nationally we have developed a service model that reflects the needs of bereaved people in a changing society; it draws on the accumulated experience in this and other bereavement organisations, on academic research, and on experience in the fields of counseling and therapy. The service we offer ranges from the provision of literature, face to face support for adults and families, through to referral and signposting. Our national website provides more details of the broad range of help that is available.

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