Bereavement Training

Training – Bereavement Support courses

Training –
The Bereavement Support Foundation Course
and Face to Face Support Elective


Cruse Bereavement Care is looking to recruit a wide range of volunteers who have the personal qualities to provide effective support (BVs).  This course is designed for people with an interest in supporting and caring for bereaved people, including those who many not have any formal qualifications.  The course develops basic counselling skills to be used in bereavement support work, but does not assume any prior training or experience.


The Bereavement Support course is a 3 Day mandatory foundation module followed by a 2 day Face to Face elective module.  After completing the elective prospective BVs will also complete a day of Safeguarding training and an Induction/Skills Practice day.  Attendance at all 7 days is mandatory.  In addition to this BVs will also attend a further module in Sudden & Traumatic death within the first 12 months of volunteering.


Other electives that may follow the 3 Day mandatory foundation module are: Telephone Support (2 days), Email Support (2 days), Group Support (3 days) and Children and Young Person Support (4 days).  This training could be made available to BVs after the completion of a 12 Month Development Review and support from their Cruse Supervisor.


You can register your interest in Cruse training by using the contact page.


01325 288633
2 Maude Street,
Darlington, DL3 7PW

Drop In: Every Monday 2pm - 4pm No appointment is necessary - it is advisable to telephone


01325 288633
Lower Hall,
St Nicholas Church,
Market Place, Durham

Drop In: on the 4th Thursday of each month, 1.30pm until 3.30pm

No written correspondence to this address, please send any written correspondence to the Darlington Office


01287 610734
1st Floor, Sunnyfield House,
36 Westgate,
Guisborough, TS14 6BA

Drop In: Every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 10am until 12pm


01642 210284
PJS House, 9-11 Harris Street,
Middlesbrough, TS1 5EF

Drop In: on 1st and 3rd, Thursday of each month, 11am until 1pm

Darlington Office

2 Maude Street,
Darlington, DL3 7PW

Guisborough Office

1st Floor Sunnyfield House
36 Westgate
Guisborough TS14 6BA

Middlesbrough Office

PJS House 9-11 Harris Street
Middlesbrough TS1 5EF

Cruse Bereavement Care