“My experience with Cruse has resulted in me being a much stronger person and being able to move on with confidence.” (Former Cruse client) How to contact Cruse in Northern Ireland Local area offices Cruse has eight local offices throughout Northern Ireland. Please contact your nearest office for services in your area: Bereavement awareness training Cruse in Northern Ireland also offers training, support and information to those working directly with bereaved people. Cruse is committed to delivering training of the highest standard and promoting bereavement issues within the community. Experienced Cruse trainers can deliver Bereavement Awareness workshops to meet the needs of individual clients. For further information on bereavement awareness training contact the regional office. ARMAGH/DUNGANNON AREA.............. 028 8778 4004 Merrion House, 46 The Square, Moy, BT71 7SG BELFAST AREA............... 028 9043 4600/028 9023 2695 10 College Green, BELFAST, BT7 1LN FOYLE AREA................................................ 028 7126 2941 4 Dacre Terrace, Derry, BT48 6JU NEWRY & MOURNE AREA....................... 028 3025 2322 Office 9, Enterprise House, Canal Quay, NEWRY, BT35 6PH NORTH DOWN & ARDS AREA................ 028 9127 2444 Bangor Community Hospital, BANGOR, BT20 4TA NORTHERN AREA BANNSIDE OFFICE..................................... 028 2563 0900 Oak Cottage, Braid Valley Hospital, BALLYMENA, BT43 6HL CAUSEWAY OFFICE................................... 028 2766 6686 Robinson Memorial Hospital, BALLYMONEY, BT53 6HH N.I. Regional Office: Piney Ridge, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, BELFAST BT8 8BH Tel: 028 9079 2419 Fax: 028 9079 2474 E-mail: [email protected] National Cruse helpline Riverside House, Woodvale Avenue, OMAGH, BT79 0AU 0844 477 9400 www.cruse.org.uk CRUSE CHARITY SHOP............................. 028 9182 0321 Opening times: Mon–Fri, 9.30am–5.00pm OMAGH/FERMANAGH AREA.................. 028 8224 4414 6a North Street, NEWTOWNARDS, BT23 4OE All donations welcome to support the work of Cruse in Northern Ireland. This leaflet is also available in alternative formats, e.g. large print and other languages. Please contact the Regional Office on 028 9079 2419. www.cruseni.org Registered Charity No. 208078 A Company Limited by Guarantee No. 638709 (London) The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2008 1959-2009 Restoring hope www.cruseni.org The death of someone we love is likely to be the most distressing experience we will ever face. When someone dies, a relationship is lost, a process of change begins and we move towards a new and largely unknown situation. Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland can provide support to assist individuals to move through this period of change. Services available in Northern Ireland include: • Free leaflets available from local offices or the Cruse Regional Office • Individual face-to-face Bereavement Support & Counselling from a Bereavement Volunteer • Support in a bereavement group • National Helpline 0844 477 9400 and email [email protected] • On-line access to information at www.cruse.org.uk • Advice, support and information for parents and carers supporting bereaved children and young people Facts about Cruse • Cruse in Northern Ireland has been providing bereavement support in the community since 1984. • Cruse is a national charity which exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people, and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. • Cruse services are provided free of charge and are dependent on the generosity of the local community and statutory support to deliver the service. • Cruse services are based on volunteers in local communities supporting bereaved individuals in their communities. How can Cruse help? Cruse provides a range of services to help people to cope with the changes that bereavement may create in their lives. Volunteering for Cruse • Face to face bereavement support for children aged 4-18 in the majority of Cruse area/branches in Northern Ireland • For young people, a Freephone Helpline: 0808 808 1677 and on-line access to information and support at www.rd4u.org.uk and email [email protected] • For bereaved parents, the Remember Our Child service provides information and support following the loss of a child, Tel: 028 9079 7975 email: [email protected] • Providing support in Northern Ireland’s prisons. What can I do for Cruse? • You can help run a local service by getting involved in fundraising activities, organising publicity, administration, or being part of a management committee. • You can directly support bereaved people on a one to one basis, facilitate bereavement groups and provide volunteer supervision and training. Who can volunteer for Cruse? • Anyone can apply to be a volunteer for Cruse. You do not need to have any qualifications or previous experience for all of the opportunities, but you do need to care about bereaved people and have time to offer. You will be given all the preparation, training and support you need. We welcome men and women of all ages, races, cultures and backgrounds. What is the reward for volunteers? • Your expenses will be paid and you are likely to gain enormous satisfaction from knowing you are making a positive difference to someone’s life. You can also benefit from the opportunity to complete an externally accredited course and ongoing personal development. Every hour of time given by a volunteer helps a child or adult face the future knowing that they are not alone.
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