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Bereavement Support Service

Have you lost a loved one due where drugs were implicated in the cause of their death in the last 5 years?  Would you like someone to talk to?

Scottish Families offers a FREE and confidential support service to provide you with listening and emotional support in the immediate period after the loss of your loved one and, if appropriate, we can arrange up to 6 face to face counselling sessions for you.  We can also give you information about local peer support groups to meet together with people who have experienced a similar loss.

How to access the service

Contact our Helpline 08080 101011 (free from landlines and mobiles) Monday to Friday 0900-1700 hours.  Outwith these times you can leave a voicemail message and you will receive a callback from our Bereavement Support Team within 48 hours.  You can also email

You will receive your initial telephone appointment from our Bereavement Co-ordinator within 5 working days of making contact with the Helpline.

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