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Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care

Somewhere to turn when someone has died

Death is a part of life and grieving is a natural process. The death of a significant person can be a devastating loss. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no ‘normal’ or ‘right’ way to grieve. How we react will be influenced by many different things, including our age and personality, our cultural background and religious beliefs, our previous experiences of bereavement, our circumstances and how we cope with loss.

Cruse is committed to breaking the stigma around grief and ensuring that everyone, no matter how old or young, can access the highest quality support following a bereavement.

On this website you will find out how you can contact us if you are bereaved and looking for help, as well as links to further information about grief for adults and children. In Suffolk, our four Cruse branches each have trained and experienced volunteers who work alongside the bereaved, to listen and support and to provide practical advice. Some areas run regular bereavement support groups and we can also offer some practical help connected with a death.

Our national service provides phone support through the Daytime Helpline  on 0808 808 1677 as well as email support from helpline@cruse.org.uk.

For children & young people we offer a Young People’s Helpline and Young People’s website which you can find at www.rd4u.org.uk. Ipswich Cruse has a team of volunteers who are trained to work with children and young people up to the age of 17. Parents, carers, older teenagers and professionals working with children please call our helpline 01473 230888 for information about the service.

Volunteering & Donations

We are always looking for volunteers to help us and details of our various training and other events can be found here too. If you would like to make a donation, information can be found here.

Contacting us

We have four branches covering Suffolk. You can call the branch that covers the area where you live for advice, support and information. Enquiries about Cruse volunteering and training can be made via our Contact Us page. You can see a map of the area we cover here.

Ipswich Branch North Suffolk & Gt Yarmouth Branch Suffolk Coastal Branch West Suffolk Branch
Ipswich North Suffolk &
Gt Yarmouth
Suffolk Coastal West Suffolk

01473 230888

01502 722234

01394 670770

01284 767674