Compassionate grief and bereavement support in Scotland.

Welcome to Cruse Scotland

Everyone experiences bereavement at some stage in their life, whether it’s the death of a parent, a loved one, a friend or a child. The experience often means that our lives will never be the same again. Sometimes the feelings – despair, loneliness or even guilt – may overwhelm us, so much so that we need help. In time, and with support, we can work through such feelings and learn to live with our loss.

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Support bereaved people in Scotland

Over 230 compassionate, committed and experienced volunteers form the beating heart of Cruse Scotland. They are our team – our family. We could not help the bereaved people of Scotland without them. We treasure each and every one of our volunteers – training, supporting and developing them as they, in turn, care for our clients.

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Scotland’s leading bereavement trainer

We are Scotland’s dedicated bereavement charity and the leading provider of bereavement training in Scotland. Our courses are designed to help educational, social care and health professionals cope with grief on the frontline, as well as create bereavement-friendly workplaces throughout Scotland to nurture compassionate conversations around grief, death and loss.

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We offer hope when the future seems empty

We offer hope when the future seems empty

Cruse Scotland exists to help people understand, process and navigate their grief. Our services are designed to ensure that anyone needing support receives the right help at the right time, building resilience and improving wellbeing at a time of great sorrow, stress and loss. As a registered charity, we rely on public and philanthropic donations. Any amount you can donate is deeply appreciated.

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