Below is a list of support facilities and services available. Please let your doctor (GP) know as soon as possible about the circumstances you and your family are currently facing.  You may find it helpful to make an appointment to see your GP early in the process of grieving.

If you find yourself in a personal crisis, text 'CANMORE' to 85258 or seek help from any of the organisations listed below.

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Call The Samaritans on 116 123 (free)

Samaritans provide confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, all year round, for people feeling in distress or needing to talk with someone.

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Call Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87

Breathing Space is a free and confidential phone service for anyone who is experiencing low mood, anxiety, depression, is unusually worried or who is needing someone to talk to.

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Call SAMH on 0344 800 0550

SAMH is a uniquely Scottish charity working with adults and young people, providing mental health care and support.

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Call SOBS on 0300 111 5065

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is a national UK charity with local groups of people who have also experienced suicide. They offer emotional and practical support. In addition, SOBS have a forum specifically for men affected by suicide (“BereaveMENt”).

Email: / bereaveMENt@uksobs.orgVisit Website

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Web chat support with At A Loss are a national UK charity existing to ensure that every bereaved person in the UK can find appropriate bereavement support when they need it. They have a webchat service and also sign-post to other appropriate providers of care and support.

Email: office@ataloss.orgVisit Website

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Call CALM on 0800 58 58 58

CALM are aware that anyone can hit crisis point. They run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. They also support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP) which can be accessed via the CALM website.

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The Good Grief Trust

The Good Grief Trust

The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK. They aim to find the bereaved, acknowledge their grief and provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support. They wish to ensure that everyone receives the support they need to move forward with their lives.

Email: hello@thegoodgrieftrust.orgVisit Website

Child Bereavement

Call Child Bereavement UK on 0800 02 888 40

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.

Email: enquiries@childbereavementuk.orgWeb Chat: Available 9-5pm Monday-FridayVisit Website

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Call YoungMinds on 0808 802 5544

Youngminds exist to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. If you are a parent or carer worried about your child then speak to one of the Youngminds experts at the Parents Helpline.

Web Chat: 9:30am - 4pm, weekdaysVisit Website

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Call NSPCC Adult Helpline on 0808 800 5000

This is a resource to support anyone concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person, including being concerned that a child’s mental health or that they may be experiencing suicidal ideation or be actively suicidal. In the former case the adult will be able to discuss their concern with trained counsellors, be supported and signposted to the most relevant support services. In the latter case the adult will be advised to call 999 immediately and be supported.


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Call Childline on 0800 1111

Childline is a free 24-hour helpline. Children and young people can talk with a counsellor about any problem at all, including coping with death and bereavement.

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Call Papyrus on 0800 068 4141

Papyrus are a national UK charity hosting HOPELINEUK - a confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.orgVisit Website

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Call Cruse Bereavement Care on 0808 802 6161

Cruse Bereavement Care are a charity, staffed by volunteers, who give bereavement support to people throughout Scotland. They have teams in the major population areas plus they are able to provide support across the country by phone and web-chat.

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The Support After Suicide Partnership

The Support After Suicide Partnership brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people with lived experience, to achieve a vision that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered timely and appropriate support

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Call Back Onside on 07528 243 100

Back Onside is committed to helping young people and adults who face mental health challenges due to social exclusion, disability or challenging life circumstances. By delivering programmes and workshops; focused around sport, music, drama and art, Back Onside supports and relieves mental health obstacles through peer-support and participation in activities that encourage good health and well-being.

Email: libby@backonside.comVisit Website

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Loss & Life

Loss and Life are a national charity, offering a “helping hand” with grief. They provide resources to help people reconnect, find hope and live well again.

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The Bereavement Journey

The Bereavement Journey is for anyone who has been bereaved at any time and in any way. They offer a Christian perspective.

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Care For The Family

Care For The Family Bereavement Support

Care For The Family Bereavement Support aim to help those who are living with loss to discover hope for the future, and the strength to rebuild their lives and the lives of their families. They offer a Christian perspective.

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The Grief Recovery Method

The Grief Recovery Method describes “an action-based, powerful, directed approach to healing from life's deepest heartbreaks.”

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Call Petal on 01698 324 502

Petal are based in Hamilton and offer support of families and loved ones that are bereaved by murder, culpable homicide and suicide. Support is offered by telephone and on-line services.

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A Bed For My Heart

A bed for my heart is an international website which exists to supports families through the deep grief of the loss of a child at any age and from any cause.

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Stay Alive


The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide

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Ripple suicide prevention tool

Browser extensions provide protection on desktops and laptops for those browsing suicide online

R;pple is an interceptive tool designed to present a visual prompt when a person searches for harmful keywords or phrases relating to the topic of self-harm or suicide

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