The death of someone close to you can be a difficult and worrying time. You may need practical advice to help you cope, or someone to talk to about how you feel.
If you think you might need extra support, your first step could be to see your GP – or another health professional you feel comfortable with – and tell them how you're feeling.
NHS inform has information on:
Speak to a support organisation for emotional help and practical advice.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Phone: 0808 802 6161
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 8pm
Friday, 9am to 4pm
Cruse offer one-to-one counselling across Scotland. They give support through their helpline for anyone who has been bereaved.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87
Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 2am
Friday to Monday, 6pm to 6am
Free and confidential service for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Petal – people experiencing trauma and loss
Phone: 01698 324 502
Petal support families and friends of murder and suicide victims through telephone counselling. They provide a drop-in centre in Hamilton and outreach programmes in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
If you live in Highland or Argyll and Bute
Support in Mind
Phone: 0800 471 4768
Support in Mind provide emotional and practical support for people who live in Highland and Argyll and Bute and have lost someone to suicide.
Further help and advice after a death
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