Bereavement counselling


Many people find that leading up to and following a family bereavement they need to talk through their grief. You may still have many questions which remain to be answered. 

Trained bereavement counsellors try to help ease the distress of bereavement through providing a caring and sensitive service.

We realise that at this sad time family and friends would have been too distressed to take in all the information that may have been given to them verbally and may need to discuss their situation with someone who is unbiased and impartial.

 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. Cruse provides a telephone helpline and useful information,  and trained volunteers provide face-to-face support and practical advice. If you are a young person, you might also want to visit RD4U, where you can find helpful information and an interactive messageboard to share your stories and support others in a similar situation.

The 24 hour helpline is 0844 477 9400 and the website is

Contact details for Cruse in the Devon area are

South Devon Branch      01626 332450

North Devon Branch       01271 379719

Exeter Branch                 01392 272406


There is also support available from the Counselling Directory. This is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. The website is at