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 in January 2020.  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.

Cornwall Bereavement Network is a site for our bereaved community in Cornwall to find relevant services that may be helpful for them. We are not able to provide any direct support ourselves, and therefore do not take referrals. We will always try to provide suggestions and signpost so please do get in touch if you are looking for services and can’t find what you are looking for on our directory.

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 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 relevant organisations who volunteer their time.

Julie Parker (Chair) CEO Penhaligon’s Friends
Mike Bird Solicitor & Assistant Coroner
Anne Embury Suicide Liaison Service
Kim Gray WAY Widowed & Young
Anna Lim Cruse Cornwall Representative
Rev Elizabeth Foot Churches Together in Cornwall
Nikki Kelly Community Navigator




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