About Us

Cruse Scotland has been supporting bereaved adults, children and young people across Scotland for over 60 years. Together with our 230-strong team of compassionate, committed and caring volunteers, we offer hope when the future seems empty.

Our Story

Cruse Scotland is the nation’s expert in bereavement counselling, listening services, information, advice and training. We aim to create a compassionate country where grief is properly discussed, understood and supported. Find out about our work, vision, values and history here.

Our Story

Our People

Our incredible counselling and helpline volunteers are at the core of Cruse Scotland, making it the kind, knowledgeable, respectful and committed organisation that it is. They are supported by a small but passionate staff team and a competent, diverse Board of Trustees.

Our People

Our Partners

Cruse Scotland is delighted to work closely with other charities, local authorities, academics, the NHS and COSCA, to ensure the highest standard of bereavement care and project a united voice, to advocate on behalf of Scotland’s bereaved.

Our Partners

Client & Volunteer Stories

We feel privileged hearing the stories of our brave clients and dedicated volunteers. They make us proud to work with, and alongside, them every day. Here is a selection of stories to give an insight into our counsellors and the impact they have on bereaved people’s lives.

Your Stories

Publications

Head to our publications for Cruse Scotland impact reports, bereavement leaflets for adults, children and young people, lesson plans for schools and other useful resources.

Publications

News & Blogs

Follow updates about Cruse Scotland, find out about events and training opportunities in your area, and read blog articles written by staff and volunteers about death, grief, help and hope.

News and Blog