Bereavement advice and support during coronavirus

Most people experience grief when they lose someone important to them. It affects everyone differently. There's no right or wrong way to feel.

You may be finding it particularly difficult at the moment because of the changes in place to try to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Changes have been made to several services, including end of life and palliative care, as well as funeral arrangements.

You may feel that you need some extra help and support during this time:

Cruse Bereavement Scotland

Everyone experiences bereavement at some stage of their life, the death of a parent, a loved one, a friend or a child. The feelings of grief can overwhelm us at the time, but we work through them and come to terms with our loss. Our lives will never be the same again, things have changed. Sometimes though, the feelings, perhaps of despair or guilt or sheer loneliness, may overwhelm us and we need to seek help.

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland are able to support you through this difficult time. We are able to help you through one-to-one counselling sessions which will enable you to work through your grief. Or it may be that you need reassurance that others have been through the same anguish and despair and would like to read some reassuring stories or get some advice.

For further help or support contact Cruse Bereavement Scotland's website.

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support)

Sands is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth. The death of a baby is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted.

It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope. At Sands there are people who understand what it's like because many of us have been through this experience ourselves, and they are there to help offer support and information when you need it.

For further help or support contact SANDS website.