This page offers versions of our free leaflets to view online or download.
A selection of articles about grief and how bereavement affects people is available on Cruse Bereavement Care's UK website.
Leaflets for adults
A leaflet with information about Cruse on the Isle of Man and how we can help you.
(Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we can’t currently offer face-to-face support in our office or at someone’s home. However, we are still offering telephone support or online face-to-face support.)
An 18-page booklet to help you in bereavement, with information about what you might be feeling, how you can take care of yourself, how as a friend or relative you can help others in their bereavement, looking to the future, and about how to help bereaved children and young people.
A six-page leaflet to help you when someone close to you may have died in sudden and/or traumatic circumstances. You may have witnessed the death, or the deaths and injury of others. This leaflet explains some common reactions and sources of help.
A guide to the emotions commonly experienced during the grief of bereavement. A basic, helpful introduction to bereavement, whatever the circumstances.
A death by suicide can be particularly distressing because of the circumstances in which it occurs: often it is unexpected and unexplained, and the bereaved may feel even more isolated because of other people's reactions. This booklet seeks to help the person bereaved by suicide find their way through difficult and distressing feelings.
Adults who lose a parent often experience profound grief yet society expects them to take the death in their stride. This Cruse publication explores some of the often complex issues involved.
Leaflets for children, young people, and their carers
A leaflet about death, bereavement and grief for young people.
A leaflet for older children and teenagers about feelings and problems after the death of a mother.
A leaflet for older children and teenagers about feelings and problems after the death of a father.
Designed especially for younger (primary school age) children, this little booklet carries simple, reassuring messages about bereavement and how it may affect a young person.
Designed especially for younger (primary school age) children, this little booklet explains the process of a Coroner’s inquest. The story tells how Mr Rabbit died on holiday in France, and what happened afterwards in simple language.
A booklet for adults caring for a bereaved child, whether a parent, family member or professional carer. This short booklet describes and seeks to explain some of the ways in which bereavement can affect children's behaviours, and the support they may find most helpful.