Bereavement Service (NHS Lothian)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

Anyone in NHS Lothian who has experienced a bereavement at any point 

Description

Monthly bereavement support groups – one group which meets in the Prestonfield area of Edinburgh (EH16) and one in the Clermiston area (EH4). There is free on-street parking and a good selection of bus routes which stop outside both venues.  

Everyone is welcome, whether it is a recent bereavement or a loss which happened in the past.   

It is an informal and friendly group with some refreshments and a general talk about bereavement and grief and how it can affect us in different ways. Each month the group will focus on a particular aspect of grief, but the group also allow’s the conversation to go where people need it to at that particular time.   

When coming to the session, you will meet others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. Working with bereaved families has shown us that spending time with others who understand the emotions around grief can be a great support.   

People are given the opportunity to share a little about their story as talking about your loved one is an important part of grieving. Having said that, there will be no pressure whatsoever to talk – it is entirely voluntary. There is also a quiet space where people can chat 1:1 if that is their preference.   

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

Sessions run from 2.00 – 3.30pm on the last Tuesday of each month in EH16  

Sessions run from 1.00 – 2.30pm on the first Thursday of each month in EH4  

If they would like to have a chat with us before attending or have any questions, they can contact us directly:   

Email: bereavement.service@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk  

Phone: 0131 242 6995 or 0131 242 1995   

 

Opening times

You can attend as many or as few sessions as you like.  

Sessions run from 2.00 – 3.30pm on the last Tuesday of each month in EH16  

Sessions run from 1.00 – 2.30pm on the first Thursday of each month in EH4  

If you would like to have a chat before attending or have any questions, please contact: bereavement.service@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk  or 0131 242 6995 / 0131 242 1995

 

Contact Details

Bereavement Support Group
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Ground Floor, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA

Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Bereavement and grief

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