Mental health focus and crisis care: loss and bereavement

Created on: 16 Dec 2020 | Last modified: 05 Apr 2023

The mental health focus sections address some of the everyday issues that impact on our mental health, as well as a round up of services that offer support to people identifying mental health worries, and resources around loss and bereavement.

The NHS Education for Scotland website Support Around Death (SAD) is for healthcare staff on the clinical, legislative, and practical issues involved.  The advice provided is practical and useful for all professionals.

The Childhood Bereavement Network offers advice for those experiencing loss and supporting people through bereavement. 

Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Cruse (Scotland) offers bereavement support.

Grief Encounter offers advice and activities to support children and young people facing and experiencing bereavement.

Crocus Child Bereavement Support Service offers bereavement support across the Highlands.

Young Scot has produced information using plain language to describe grief and bereavement.

Winston’s Wish is a charity offering support and guidance for teachers supporting young people through bereavement.

Charities such as Sue Ryder and Marie Curie offer pracitcal bereavement advice and support to those who have loved ones to illness.