Grief and Covid-19


Losing a loved one, no matter what the circumstances, is one of the most difficult things that we go through. It can be even tougher when we have to be socially distanced from our usual support networks.

With all the changes happening due to Covid-19, it is understandable to miss your usual life and mourn the loss of what you thought 2020 was going to be. We are all feeling a shared sense of grief during this time but will be experiencing it in very different ways. Grief affects everyone differently, and there are no set rules for grieving.

Here are some resources on how to manage your grief during the pandemic.


Tips and information

Cruse Scotland‘s COVID-19 bereavement and grief information hub has a wide range of resources on topics such as what to say to someone who is bereaved, guilt, children and young people, and grieving in isolation.

Learn more here – www.cruse.org.uk


Health in Mind‘s blog on coping with grief has tips and ideas on how to manage difficult emotions that come with being bereaved.

Learn more here – www.health-in-mind.org.uk


Our self-help page on grief and bereavement contains factsheets, tips and information, worksheets, videos, podcasts, apps, organisations and services in Edinburgh that can help you better understand different types of grief, the impact of bereavement and how to manage difficult situations related to it.

Learn more here – Grief and bereavement


Useful contacts

Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 802 6161

PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma And Loss)
Phone: 01698 324 502

The Scottish Funerals Costs Helpline
Phone: 03000 11 33 01


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