How Can We Help

At some stage in our lives, we all experience bereavement, whether it’s the death of a parent, a relative, a friend or a child. The experience often means that our lives will never be the same again. Sometimes the feelings – despair, loneliness, anger or even guilt – can 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.

Cruse Scotland provides professional support for bereaved adults, children and families across Scotland.  We also train and educate individuals and organisations to help bereaved people.

In this section you can find out more about how we can help.


Information, leaflets, listening services, counselling and peer support groups for bereaved adults.

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Children & Families

Information, family-friendly resources and specialist bereavement services for bereaved children and their families.

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Young People

Information, listening services, counselling and resources for bereaved young people.

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Online bereavement toolkit, training options and resources for teachers and childcare staff to support children and young people through grief.

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Information, training options, bespoke support and helpful signposting for employers and HR teams to create compassionate workplaces.

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Our Helpline

Call our free bereavement helpline, 7 days a week, to speak to one of our compassionate, carefully trained volunteers.

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Online support service hosted by GriefChat

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Self-Care Leaflets

Our range of publications help to explain grief and offer advice on how to cope with a bereavement.

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Practical and Legal Support

A guide to provide support with the practical and legal duties when a loved one dies, from obtaining a death certificate, registering a death, arranging a funeral, digital property, and more.

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