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.

NHS Inform is a national health information service, providing accurate and relevant information and a number of interactive tools to allow people to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for. 

NHS Inform Service Directory has a range of services list which can be broken down to local authority area and/or health board area and then by topic. 

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde COVID-19 pages  The information provided here is intended to help you by providing information about some of the practical arrangements you will need to consider if you are bereaved due to COVID-19.

Mind Provides information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief. There is a section on loss related to COVID-19.

Togetherall is an online resource where people aged 16-24 years old can receive help and support from trained professionals. Anyone who may be struggling can get access to a choice of services that suits them, and from the comfort of their own home. The service is completely anonymous.

Cruse exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland. They seek to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Stepping Stones  is as local organisation offering a variety of services including group and individual support.

Contact: 0141 941 2929 9am-5pm or 07848 042 521 - 24 hour answer machine facility

Childhood Bereavement UK  Provides bereavement support to children and young people aged 0-25 and their families.  Contact: 0141 352 9995

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.  Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Samaritans  is a free and confidential support to anyone, any age. Tel: 116 123

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide. National Helpline 0300 111 5065 or email admin@uksobs.org