Cruse Bereavement Care celebrate their 30th year in Northern Ireland this year, but you may never have heard of them. Cruse is there to support anyone who needs help dealing with grief, following a death. You can find the Foyle branch of Cruse at Dacre Terrace, and there are another 6 Cruse Area Offices throughout N Ireland, plus a Regional Office in Belfast.
Everyone experiences grief differently; there is no normal or right way to grieve. How we react will be influenced by many different things. Cruse can provide somewhere to turn for adults, young people and children who have been bereaved in Northern Ireland, whenever or however the death occurred.
Cruse can help by providing individual face-to-face bereavement support and counselling. All services are confidential and free of charge, and are provided by specially trained volunteers. Cruse also welcome new volunteers, so if you would like to help with anything from supporting someone who has been bereaved, to fundraising, to admin, please get in touch.
It might interest you to know that Cruse has supported victims and survivors of Northern Ireland’s Troubles for the past 30 years, and have received funding from the Victims & Survivors Service in the past year to support this vital work. If you have been bereaved as a result of the conflict in Northern Ireland, no matter how long ago the death occurred, you can receive face to face counselling and bereavement support from one of our specially trained volunteers. This will take place in your nearest Cruse area office, and the service is free of charge and confidential.
If you have experienced the death of someone through the conflict/Troubles in Northern Ireland, it is more likely that you have suffered poor mental or physical health yourself in the following years as a result. Talking to one of the specially trained volunteers can help you to deal with the impact the death has had on your life, no matter how long ago it occurred.
Cruse is a national charity, and is not affiliated to any political or religious organisation. They offer an inclusive and impartial service to anyone who needs it. If you think Cruse can help you, or you would like more information on the Cruse Victims & Survivors Service, please get in touch.
Cruse Victims & Survivors Service Manager: 02890 792419
Foyle Cruse: 4 Dacre Terrace, Derry, BT48 6JU Phone: 02871 262941
Office hours 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
Visit our website: http://www.cruse.org.uk/
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cruse.northernireland