Bereavement affects each individual differently and some people find that they need additional support at such a difficult time. At Anderson Maguire we understand that every person has unique needs when it comes to bereavement support. We have listed a number of agencies that operate bereavement support services in the greater Glasgow area. Should you need any further guidance please contact your funeral director.
Cruse exists to promote the well being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
Tel: 0844 477 9400
The Child Bereavement Charity provides specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby child dies, or when a child is bereaved.
By learning continuously from children and parents, CBC leads the way in improving the quality of care offered by professionals to such families, both in the immediate crisis and in the time following the death of someone important in their lives.
Tel: 01494 446648
Care for the Family is a national charity, which aims to promote strong family life and to help those hurting because of family breakdown. “We’re a charity which wants to support you and your family in the good times, and the tough times, too – bringing you hope, compassion, help and encouragement.” They have a bereaved parents network and a network supporting those widowed at a young age, and their children.
Tel: 029 2081 0800
Rd4u (road for you) is a website designed for young people by young people. It is part of Cruse Bereavement Care’s Youth Bereavement Service and is here to support people after the death of someone close.
Tel: 0844 477 9400
Winston’s Wish helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death. We offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child
Helpline: 08452 03 04 05
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide Provide a safe, confidential environment in which people bereaved through suicide can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. We also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations. Suicide recognises no age, social, ethnic or cultural boundaries, neither do we. Our groups are open to any individual or family. Is a self-help organisation which offers information, publications and a number of support groups around the UK including Scotland Helpline: 0870 2413 337
An organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child of any age (include children of an adult age). We also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family. A sibling support service is also now available.
Tel: 0845 123 2304
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those, which could lead to suicide. Whatever you’re going through, whether it’s big or small, don’t bottle it up. We are here for you if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone. We offer our service by telephone, email, and letter and face to face in most of our branches.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90.
FSID have a very good booklet, ‘When a baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly’, available from their website or by phone. FSID support bereaved families and professionals when a baby has died from cot death, including emotional and practical support and a befriending network.
Helpline 020 7233 2090.
Helpline offering support for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age. Staffed by trained volunteers who are bereaved parents.
Tel: 0800 282 986
The WAY Foundation – A self help charity supporting those widowed relatively early in life (under 51) and, where relevant, their children. Providing support (though not counseling) by enabling those who are bereaved relatively early in life to talk to and meet others in a similar situation.
Tel: 0870 011 3450
SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) offer support to families following a stillbirth or neonatal death. Their services include a telephone helpline and self-help groups run by and for bereaved parents.
Tel: 020 74365881
SAMM offers understanding and support to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter, through the mutual support of others who have suffered a similar tragedy.
Tel: 0845 8723 440
NAW welcomes enquiries from men and women of any age who have lost their wife, husband or partner through bereavement.
We know that adjusting to life without a partner is a slow and difficult process. The NAW believes that what most widows and widowers need is to feel that they are not alone, that there are others who do understand how they feel and will offer unconditional, non-judgmental support.
Tel: 0845 838 2262.
Offers telephone support to lesbian or gay people who have experienced the death of a partner.
Tel: 020 7403 5969
Offers help to relatives and close friends of people who die suddenly. Provides a befriending service, with a 24hr answerphone. This is a self-help network for those bereaved by a sudden, accidental death (not death by suicide or murder or manslaughter). It aims to put people in touch with others who have been bereaved in a similar way.
Tel: 01189 733939