Loss and bereavement

Losing someone important in your life, or even someone you just know, is a very tough time to get through. No-one should have to do it alone.

For some people, bereavement can be devastating and physically and mentally debilitating. Some people who experience difficulties coping with grief  may need specialist help and support from outside their circle of family and friends in order to prevent their grief from becoming a long-term emotional or mental health problem. If left to get out of control grief can lead to work absence, reliance on medication or harmful coping strategies such as alcohol abuse.

Cruse offers practical information, advice, group counselling and 1:1 counselling. In both Eastbourne and Lewes Cruse takes telephone and email enquiries, provides a weekly drop-in session and offers 1:1 counslling to people of all ages including children and young people. They offer drop in services in both locations on Friday mornings between 10-12am. For more information contact Cruse by telephone: on 01323 642942 or email: cruse@cruseeastsussex.org.uk.