About us

Cornwall Bereavement Network began at an initial meeting of bereavement services at Penhaligon’s Friends, a charity to support bereaved children and their families.  From the outset, it was well-attended by many professionals who either provide support or services to those bereaved.


It became clear that there was a requirement, across Cornwall, for a central resource where professionals could cross-refer and learn more about the bereavement services available in the region.


NHS professionals, emergency services, hospices, funeral directors, and coroners are often amongst the first points of contact for those recently bereaved. For them, being able to direct the local community to support services means that those who have lost a loved one can source the help they need at a time when they are most vulnerable.

You are not alone. There is assistance out there - you just need to know where to find it.


Advisory Group

We have around 85 representative from across the sector in Cornwall as a part of our wider network. We run only from the goodwill of individuals giving their time, expertise and care to this signposting resource.

Our Advisory Board, which acts as a smaller working party to keep resources up to date, is made up of a number of representatives from the wider network.


Julie Parker (Chair)

CEO Penhaligon’s Friends 

Representative on Cruse Cornwall Management Board

  Mike Bird Solicitor & Assistant Coroner  
  Sheridon Rosser  Atlantic Rest Natural Burial Site  
  Anne Embury 
Outlook SouthWest Suicide Liaison Service  
  Kim Gray WAY Widowed & Young  
  Graeme Pryke Cruse Cornwall Representative   
  Rev Paul Beynon Parish Priest of Lostwithiel  
  Katrina Chirgwin Coroner’s Support Team Manager for Cornwall & IOS  






If you would like your organisation or service to be listed on our site directory then please carefully read our Terms of Reference.

Please then complete and return an application form to us at the email address detailed within the application form below.


Cornwall Bereavement Network Terms of Reference

Listing Application Form (Word)

Listing Application Form (PDF)


Once you have submitted your completed application our Advisory Board will have a look at it and someone will be in touch with you within due course.


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