Bereavement Support Service
This Bereavement Support Service is a free service for bereaved family and friends of people who've been supported by Marie Curie’s Nursing or Helper service in Wales.
The service is provided by Cruse Bereavement Care in partnership with Marie Curie.
Grief is a normal reaction to death for adults, children and young people. Although grieving is a natural process, everyone experiences and copes with grief differently.
Some people get support by talking to their family and friends, or to a healthcare professional. Others may also find it helpful to talk to someone specially trained in bereavement support.
Support if you’ve been bereaved
You can contact the Bereavement Support Service if you've experienced a bereavement and are looking for support to help you and the people you care about.
It’s a free service for adults, children and young people who have lost someone close who was supported by Marie Curie’s nursing or Helper service in Wales.
How we can help
When you contact the service, a Cruse staff member will talk to you to find out what your needs are and link you to the support that’s right for you.
This could include support on the phone, by email or face-to-face contact with a Cruse bereavement volunteer.
Cruse volunteers are there to provide caring and compassionate support. They can help by talking through your thoughts and feelings during the difficult weeks and months ahead. They can also point you to services and information that you may find useful, and offer emotional support for children and young people.
We hear from Andrea who has already benefited from the service
Among the first people in Wales to take advantage of the new Bereavement Support Service is Andrea Morgan, from Port Talbot. Andrea was a full-time carer for her mother, Doreen Turner, who lived with Alzheimer’s disease for a number of years. Doreen was supported by the Marie Curie Nursing Service in Wales that helped care for her during her final weeks before her death in January 2015.
Despite support from her family and friends Andrea, 54, struggled to cope with the death of her mother, but thanks to telephone support through the Bereavement Support Service, she is now back on her feet again.
You can hear Andrea's poignant story in our short video.