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Finding Help

Sometimes the strong feelings and emotions do not seem to improve as time goes on, or you may find that you cannot handle the intensity of your feelings.  Perhaps you have nobody who is easy to talk to, or your relationships with others may be suffering as a result of the death. It is quite common to find it is difficult to concentrate on work or every day tasks.

You may feel you are “just not getting over it”.

It is at times like these that talking things through with someone else may help. Sometimes your family doctor, minister or priest can help. Perhaps there is a particular person in whom you can confide.

Shetland Bereavement Support Service provides a free and confidential support service to children and adults in Shetland.  SBSS is not aligned with any religious group or political party, and follows an equal opportunities policy.  All support workers are fully trained to deliver specialised bereavement counselling.  SBSS is a member of COSCA. 

To self refer, please contact: Shetland Bereavement Support Service: 01595 743933

Areas of support and information are available on the following independent websites:

   provides information, advice and signposting to support agencies in Shetland

 winstons wish  provides support and guidance to bereaved children, young people and their families

    experienced advisers will listen and provide information and advice

Child Bereavement UK  supports families both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved

   provides support and encouragement to those looking for help for themselves, their family and friends

 Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland provides support to people who have experienced the loss of someone close.  Branches throughout Scotland  - National Support Phoneline 0845 600 2227  

  provide guidance and support to children and young people to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives

  support for bereaved siblings

  gives tools to responds helpfully to children and young people when they are troubled

   is working to make Scotland a place where there is more openness about death, dying and bereavement  

  support families across Scotland who are affected by drug misuse

  provides useful information and lists local counsellors practising in Shetland

Additionally, these helplines can offer support:

Lesbian and Gay Bereavement Project
020 7403 5969
(Tuesday and Thursday, 7.30 pm to 10 pm)
Support and advice include arranging funerals (including symnpathetic clergy and secular officials) and on-referral to counselling services

Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service
020 8457 9710
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)
Answer machine when line not manned.

"my counsellor (was) very professional and sympathetic"

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