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Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland: Support and counselling to help individuals work through their grief.

Touched by Suicide Scotland: Provides emotional and practical support through a helpline and group meetings. Contact the helpline on 01294 229087 or email - touchedbysuicidescotland@hotmail.co.uk.

Survivors of Bereavement: Exist to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close friend or relative.  Helpline 0844 561 6855 0900-2100 hours daily

WAY (Widowed & Young) - WAY is a self help group that offers emotional and practical support to young widowed men and women.  Helpline - 0300 012 4929

7 Cups of Tea 7 Cups of Tea connects those in need of emotional support with compassionate and non-judgmental listeners through a secure, anonymous platform. Whether an individual is feeling stressed, confused, or just wants to get something off his or her chest, connecting with someone on 7 Cups of Tea is a great way to feel better. Listeners are trained in Active Listening, a method of emotional support known to relieve stress. It's free and the service is available on demand, worldwide, around the clock.

 

Child Bereavement

 

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives. Support Line - 0800 02 888 40

Winston’s Wish - Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity providing services to bereaved children, young people and their families. Helpline - 08452 03 04 05

Compassionate Friends - Compassionate Friends offer understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family. Helpline - 08451 23 23 04. Open daily- 10am to 4pm and 7pm - 10pm

Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society (SANDS) - SANDS is working to support bereaved parents and families, and to press for improvements in care during pregnancy and when a baby has died. There are around 100 support groups throughout the UK, 12 of which are  in Scotland. The groups offer support to bereaved parents, all Sands befrienders are trained by Sands, are volunteers, and are parents who have lost a baby at any stage during pregnancy or shortly after birth; they offer a befriending rather than a counselling service, but can direct parents to other services if required.  Helpline -  020 7436 5881.  9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday-Friday, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 6pm-10pm.  

The Child Death Helpline - The Child Death Helpline is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.  Helpline – 0800 282986

Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) Bereavement Support Group - The Tamba BSG is a parent to parent support group run by bereaved parents. All BSG supporters are volunteers and are parents who have lost a baby or babies during a multiple pregnancy or at any stage after birth; they offer a befriending rather than a counselling service, although BSG does have access to professional support if required.  Helpline – 0800 1380509

Muslin Bereavement Support Services - Provides support after the loss of a child.  Their trained female volunteers can provide a free and confidential environment for this, They provide face to face and telephone support in multiple languages.  Volunteers provide guidance in accordance with the Qur'an and Ahadeeth on the bereavement process, with advice on prayers and other religious aspects.