Adult       (please click the logos for website links)


Cruse Bereavement Care Cornwall

Cornwall Helpline  01726 76100 

National Helpline 0808 8081677

Email: cornwall@cruse.org.uk

website: www.cruse.org.uk

Support for Young People - www.hopeagain.org.uk



Cornwall Hospice Care 

Call: 01726 829874 to arrange a support call.

During these uncertain times, and while our Community Friendship Cafes are closed, we are still able to offer  support and a friendly ear on the phone to anyone who may be feeling vulnerable or isolated. This could include signposting to other services, telephone referrals to our therapy team and bereavement support. We will also shortly be able to offer this as a video call, all these services are available Monday - Friday 9am - 4:30pm. In addition to one to one conversations we will shortly be going live on Facebook with our virtual Community Friendship Cafes, this group will be packed with information and resources, our website also offers advice on a variety of topics including mindfulness and relaxation techniques on our therapy team pages.

Details on our website www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk 

email us at communityservices@cornwallhospice.co.uk



chaplaincy team  

Hospital Chaplaincy Team

Chaplains are the specialist spiritual care providers. Our Spiritual & Pastoral Care Team visit wards regularly and Chaplains are also available on call and can be reached on 01872 252883 or through the switchboard on 01872 250000 out of hours. The Chaplains work closely with all faith communities, so if you would like us to contact your own priest, minister or faith community leader, we can do that for you.




Suicide Liaison Service OSW/CFT

This is a specialist service developed to support adults over the age of 18 years who have been bereaved by suicide. The NHS in Cornwall has commissioned us to provide the service across the county. 

If you or someone you know would like to access this free service you can call on (01208) 871905, or referrals can be made by your GP/health professional. 

Self referral currently through website 




The Compassionate Friends – when a child has died

The Compassionate Friends Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families

0345 123 2304 National Helpline Number     

Open every day 10:00 to 16:00 & 19:00 to 22:00 - always answered by a bereaved parent.

Website: www.tcf.org.uk




The Cove

The Cove at Royal Cornwall Hospital is closed for the foreseeable future.

However we are running a virtual Cove service.

Email: thecove@nhs.net 

Phone 01872 256363  

For information, advice and support
The team will be available from 9 to 5pm Monday to Friday and will respond to your query as soon as possible.






Widowed & Young

WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who has lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.


Although our face-to-face meet ups are on hold for now, we have an incredibly active online community through our members’ only website and Facebook groups – we are already seeing people banding together, reassuring each other and finding ways to connect to each other during this challenging time by organising virtual meet ups through Zoom and other online apps. 


Enable Law

Enable Law are expert Solicitors specialising in supporting families/individuals with legal issues after bereavement - particularly Inquests, legal claims for financial support after accidental or unexpected death.

Free initial advice/support with signposting/legal triage and guidance to individuals or professionals.

Willing to provide bespoke training on legal issues to groups.

Contact Mike Bird (Partner, Solicitor, Penhaligon's Friends Trustee)


Enable Law, High Water House, Malpas Road, Truro TR1 1QH


email Mike.bird@enablelaw.com

phone: 03303 116900

Also consider  


Funeral Directors

Others who may be involved after the death of a child  

Bereavement Midwifes RCHT

Social Care/MARU

Child Death Review Team



There are many different organisations that can help depending on your needs.

Adult Bereavement Support - please click here.

Adults End of Life - Child Support - please click here.

Adults End of Life - Patient or Adult Support - please click here.

If you click any of the links they will open a pdf file containing details of various organisations that can help you.  There are website links within the documents.



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