Our very own Denise UPDATE

Our very own Denise WON! the award, excellent achievement, very well done from us all here at Brechin NHS Tayside has four finalists in the Royal College of Nursing Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards 2024 Representing NHS Tayside in

Bereavement

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

We are the only UK-based organisation offering peer-led support to adults impacted by suicide loss. We help individuals support each other, at the time of their loss and in the months and years that follow. We aim to provide safe, confidential environments where people can share their experiences and feelings, giving and gaining support from each other.
07538 720053

WAY UP

Way Up is a place to laugh with gusto and without guilt. It is a place to exchange banter and to share jokes – even very bad ones! It is a place to share experiences. It is a place to find friendship, to care for others as well as to be cared for. It is a place to share support, to lean on others when you need to, and to allow others to lean on you. It is a place where every member is entitled to the same respect and care without comparison or judgement.

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. WAY was founded in 1997 and now has over 4,000 members across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
0300 201 0051

The Good Grief Trust

The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK. Our vision is to help those bereaved from day one, acknowledge their grief and provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support. We bring bereavement services together, to ensure that everyone receives the tailored support they need to move forward with their lives.

Insight Counselling

Insight Counselling was founded in 1995 as the National Counselling Service to provide therapy in socially deprived areas of Dundee. As time went on, the service was extended to anyone in Dundee who needed help with a problem in living. Over the years the National Counselling Service supported many thousands of people across all of Dundee.
01382 305706

Winston’s Wish WW

We support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.
HELPLINE: 08088 020 021

Much Loved

We understand that the current extraordinary circumstances may mean that you can’t say goodbye to family and friends as you would wish to. We have created a special, dedicated place where you can share the words you wanted to say, and remember and celebrate your loved ones.

The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors

SAIF was established in 1989 and represents more than 950 privately owned, independent funeral homes across the UK. We work hard within the profession to promote best practice and protect the interests of our members and their local communities. Along with representing the views of our members at a national and local level we also provide training and education programmes to ensure they continue to meet the highest of standards.

What to do after a death

When the person you are caring for has died, you may feel very shocked, however well you have prepared yourself. You may feel confused and bewildered. Don’t feel that you have to do anything. You can just stay with your friend or relative’s body for a while. You may have many different emotions or you may feel numb.

At a Loss.org

We provide the UK's signposting website for the bereaved

PETAL – People Experiencing Trauma and Loss

PETAL is the most recognised and longest established organisation for people affected by homicide or suicide in Scotland. Our professional service is supported by Scottish Government and other funders. Service provision is FREE and we provides a safe and confidential environment where those experiencing bereavement and traumatic loss, through murder or suicide can receive support, one to one counselling and other therapies. This service provision includes children and young people.
01698 324502

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.
0800 02 888 40

Sands Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity

Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK. Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it.
0808 164 3332

Compassionate Friends

TCF offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – they are here to help.
0345 123 2304

Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces.

Child Death Helpline

The Child Death Helpline aims to provide a quality freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age. Callers to the helpline might be parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends or involved professionals.
0800 282 986

Hope Again

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.
0808 808 1677

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Support, advice and information for children, young people and adults when someone dies. The charity also works to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
0808 802 6161