Bereavement Support Organisations

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Support and counselling to help individuals work through their grief.

Freephone: 0808 802 6161

Website: http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/

Touched by Suicide Scotland

Provides emotional and practical support through a helpline and group meetings.

Helpline : 01294 274273 or 01294 216895

Emailtouchedbysuicidescotland@hotmail.co.uk.

Websitehttp://touchedbysuicidescotland.org/

Survivors of Bereavement

Exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close friend or relative.

Helpline: 0300 111 5065 (0900-2100 hours daily)

Email: support@uksobs.org

Websitehttps://uksobs.org/

WAY (Widowed & Young)

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.

Website: http://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk

Helpline: 0300 201 0051 Monday – Friday – 9.30am – 5:00pm

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.

Websitehttps://www.7cups.com/

BEAD (Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs)

The BEAD project provides information, support and hope for anyone whose loved one has died as a result of drug or alcohol use. The site has been set up by Cruse Bereavement Care, the UK’s leading bereavement charity, and Adfam, the national voice for families affected by drugs and alcohol.

Website: https://www.beadproject.org.uk/

The National Road Victim Service (BRAKE)

Brake is a road safety charity that runs a helpline for anyone bereaved as a result of a road crash.

Helpline: 0808 8000 401

Email: help@brake.org.uk

Website: https://www.brake.org.uk/

Grieftalk (Grief Encounter)

Grief Encounter supports bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close. The website contains helpful support pages for families, young people, professionals and schools. Grief Talk is a free helpline from Grief Encounter providing instant, confidential advice and support for bereaved children, young people and adults – available on the phone, via online chat and email.

Helpline: 0808 802 0111

Email: grieftalk@griefencounter.org.uk

Website: https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/get-support/support-services/helpline/

Petal (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss)

Petal offer services from offices in Hamilton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, however PETAL also offer  services across Scotland by online/telephone platform. Please note: Currently PETAL can offer face-to-face therapy (murder/homicide), however the majority of therapy/counseling is available by on-line platform or telephone support at this time This service provision includes children and young people (12-24 years old at this time)

Helpline: 01698 324 502

Email: info@petalsupport.com

Website: http://www.petalsupport.com/

Gambling with Lives

Gambling with Lives was set up by the families and friends of young people who had taken their own lives as a direct result of gambling. This service offers therapeutic mental health and bereavement support for families, couples, individuals, young people, and children affected by a gambling related suicide. This can range from peer support and telephone check ins to professional counselling. They also offer support with complaints to the Gambling Commission, legal proceedings, and managing press interest.  Contact Laura for an informal chat via their email address or the number below.

Support Line: 07864 299 158

Email:  contact Laura support@gamblingwithlives.org or  hello@gamblingwithlives.org

Website: https://www.gamblingwithlives.org/

Suicide & Co

Supporting those bereaved by suicide, because suicide always has company.

At Suicide&Co, our aim is to start a conversation about suicide-related grief. We recognise that an end like this, should be the start of many new conversations.

Helpline: 0800 054 8400 9am-9pm Monday to Friday

Webchat: https://www.suicideandco.org/help-hub

Email: info@suicideandco.org

Website: https://www.suicideandco.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuicideCo-101557258736838

Support After Suicide

The Support After Suicide Partnership brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people with lived experience, to achieve a vision that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered timely and appropriate support.

Their website have been developed with the help of both individuals with experience of suicide and professional bereavement organisations so you can explore practical information and find emotional support if you have been impacted by suicide.

Website: https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/ 

The Compassionate Friends

The Support After Suicide Partnership brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people with lived experience, to achieve a vision that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered timely and appropriate support.

Their website have been developed with the help of both individuals with experience of suicide and professional bereavement organisations so you can explore practical information and find emotional support if you have been impacted by suicide.

Helpline: 0345 123 2304

Email: helpline@tcf.org.uk

Website: https://www.tcf.org.uk/

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