Self-help > Guides and resources > Bereavement and grief

Bereavement and grief

Bereavement and grief is a reaction to the loss of someone or something in your life.

Here you can find organisations, 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.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to us at


These factsheets will help you understand different types of bereavement and how it can impact you.

Bereavement factsheet from Supportline

Booklets on a wide range of different types of bereavement from Cruse Scotland (Bereavement Support)

Bereavement factsheet from Mind

Grief and loss factsheet from Beyond Blue

Factsheet on bereavement for older people from Age UK

How suicide bereavement is different from Survivors of Bereavement by suicide

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information to help you, or someone close to you, to deal with the difficulties caused by bereavement and grief.

15 ways to support someone who is grieving from the Guardian

Self-care tips for grief from Mindfulness and Grief

Grief and Loss: self-care from Grief Watch

Help Guide’s article on ‘Coping with grief and loss’

Coping with bereavement from Fife HSCP

Dealing with pet bereavement and pet loss from Blue Cross for pets


Here are some workbooks and exercises you can try in your own time.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) workbook on bereavement from NHS Inform

Worksheets on grief and loss from Psychology Tools

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to bereavement:

Childhood Bereavement Network

The Compassionate Friends (Supporting bereaved parents and their families)

Winstons Wish

Child Bereavement UK

SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity)

Miscarriage Association

Cruse Scotland (Bereavement Support)

Survivors by Bereavement by Suicide

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.

Was this page helpful?

Is all the information correct?

Looking for self-help information

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.