Advice and support
Arranging a funeral can be a difficult and worrying time. There are support organisations that give you practical advice and emotional support throughout the process.
Cruse Bereavement Scotland
Phone: 0845 600 2227
Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 12 noon to 3pm
Cruse offer one-to-one counselling across Scotland. They give support through their helpline for anyone who has been bereaved.
Natural Death Centre
Phone: 01962 712 690
Independent help, support and advice on planning a funeral.
Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief
Raises awareness of ways of dealing with death, dying and bereavement.
The Good Funeral Guide
Independent information to help you arrange a funeral and get value for money.
Arranging a funeral – Age Scotland
Talking about bereavement – NHS Health Scotland
What to do after a death in Scotland – Scottish Government
When someone has died: support for relatives and friends – NHS Lothian