Cruse Bereavement Counselling

Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and works to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

They offer face-to-face, telephone, email and website support.

Services are provided by a network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free.

How can they help:

For parents

Information for parents and carers about how children and young people are affected by grief, how you can support them and when to seek help.

For military families

Military life is different from life in 'civvy street' and Cruse understands that.

For schools

For personnel working in schools and colleges, particularly headteachers, pastoral staff, tutors and other members of senior management teams.


Cruse runs a number of specialist projects, which help bereaved people in different circumstances.

Traumatic bereavement

Information for those affected by natural disasters, terrorist attack, suicide and other traumatic losses.

Further contact information:

National helpline: 0808 808 1677

East Kent and Swale

East Kent referral tel: 07555 385877
Swale referral tel: 07999 362322

West Kent

Tel: 01732 353575

South Kent

Tel: 08448 009104