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Shetland Bereavement Support Service

Charity Registered in Scotland SC037782

 'minding you while you mind them'

Shetland Bereavement Support Service works with local and national service providers, funders and with the local community to promote awareness and good practice in bereavement care in Shetland by providing information, training and education. Through our specially trained volunteers we seek to offer accessible and sustainable support to any individual in Shetland who is experiencing a bereavement with the aim that no one in Shetland finds themselves alone and struggling with their grief.

Christmas Fair - November 2016

Join us at Aith Hall on Sunday 27th November, 12-4pm for a Christmas Fair and Soup and Sweet.  Everyone welcome!


Service Relaunch

Shetland Bereavement Support Service has recently re-launched its service as well as starting new partnership working with Shetland Carers alongside their existing and successful partnership with CLAN.

Relaunch of SBSS Clan Carers 

Pictured above at the re-launch are, L-R: Ellen Hughson (holding Bjorn, the bear), SBSS; Dana Malarkie, CLAN; and Kirsten Harcus, VAS Carers Centre.

Fundraising over the past year has raised sufficient funds to resume SBSS’s much needed one-to-one bereavement support service which is open to anyone residing in Shetland. In addition, through new partnership working with Shetland Carers’ Centre, any carer who needs bereavement support can now access SBSS through VAS’ Carer Support, which can continue for up to two years after a caring role has ended. SBSS also continues to accept referrals through Shetland CLAN, which is open to anyone living with cancer including family, carers and friends, during and beyond treatment. Staffed by trained support workers, the bereavement support service is available by appointment only. 

Look at our 2014-19 Business & Development Plan

"I have found counselling hugely beneficial to me following my partner's death"

 Initiated by the McArthur family in memory of George. 




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