Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man

Telephone: (01624) 668191
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See how we've changed our service during the lockdown announced in January 2021.

We have a vacancy for a Young Person's Bereavement Support Specialist position.

For information about the role, please visit the job description page.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st February 2021.

 

 

In light of recent developments with coronavirus, we’re making changes to the way we provide bereavement support to our clients.

From Wednesday, 6 January 2021, we are suspending face-to-face bereavement support. 

Instead, our support for both new and existing clients will be by telephone or online face-to-face. This includes our support services for both adults and children & young people.

If you would like to register for support from Cruse, you can contact us on 668191, option 1 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our enquiry line for new referrals is open from 9.00 am-12 noon every weekday, with voicemail being available at all other times. Our admin team are working from home and will respond to any messages as soon as possible.

At the moment, we have a waiting time of around three weeks. However, we hope it’s understandable that this waiting time may change.

 You can find out more about the services we can offer at the moment on our Covid-19 page.

In light of ongoing developments with the Coronavirus, we’re making further changes to the way we provide bereavement support to our clients.

We have suspended face-to-face bereavement support for the foreseeable future. Instead, our support for both new and existing clients will be by telephone only. This change includes our support services for both Adults and Children & Young People.

Our enquiry line (668191) for new referrals will be open from 9am-12 noon every weekday, with voicemail being available at all other times. Our Administration team are working from home and will respond to any messages as soon as they can, hopefully within 24 hours.

If you would like to register for support from Cruse, you can contact us on 668191 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

At the moment, we have a waiting time of around two weeks until one of our Bereavement Volunteers is likely to become available. However, we hope it’s understandable that this waiting time may change.

The Cruse Team

Cruse Bereavement Isle of Man update on services with regard to Coronavirus

Although currently as at 13th March at there are no confirmed cased in the Isle of Man, we need to minimise the risk to our clients, volunteers and staff. Cruse have a very broad base of clients, many of whom are vulnerable therefore we feel this is a necessary precautionary measure.

With immediate effect we are temporalily adapting the way we provide our Children and Young People's service.

  • Visits to schools (includes bereavement support and other activities) and CruzKids social activities are suspended
  • Face to face bereavement support sessions outside school will continue, prioritised on a case by case basis

Face to face bereavement support session for adults are unaffected and sessions will continue to take place at your home or at our office.

This situation will be monitored regularly. If you have any queries regarding your bereavement support please contact us on 668191 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you.

The Cruse Team

13th March 2020

We are very proud of Lizzy and Zoe, CruzKids members, who have both graduated from university this month. Both Lizzy and Zoe have also raised funds for Cruse in the past - Lizzy ran the Great North Run and Zoe did the Parish Walk.

Please read their stories below.

 

Lizzy

Lizzy's older sister, Eleanor, died in 2007 of a rare condition called Wegener's Granulomatosis. Lizzy was only 11 years old and described how she sometimes felt really angry, sometimes really sad and that she felt like there was a big hole inside. Soon after Eleanor's death Lizzy started receiving 1-2-1 support with Cruse and over the years has been a regular and enthusiastic supporter of the CruzKids programme. She is pictured recently at her graduation ceremony at Northumbria University where she received a 1st Class Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy, describing her career choice because she simply "wants to help people".

lizzy graduation

 

Zoe

Zoe's dad died of Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow when she was only nine years old. As is the case with many children, as Zoe approached teenage years the reality of her loss really hit her and she sought support from Cruse to help her deal with the new feelings she was experiencing. Zoe was pleased when the CruzKids programme was set up and she realised that she was not alone. Zoe is shown at her graduation ceremony at the University of East Anglia, where she received a 1st Class Honours in Drama. She is an accomplished actress, but Zoe has a strong desire to help those less fortunate than herself and in September continues her studies at Southampton, training to be a Special Needs teacher.

zoe graduation

 

Well done on your achievement girls, you really both are amazing!