Colleague wellbeing support - Coronavirus advice

Grief and bereavement

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult emotional experiences we can go through. Losing someone during the COVID-19 pandemic is even more difficult because we may be cut off from our friends, family and support network. Our traditional ways of mourning and saying goodbye may also be affected.

Several bereavement charities and organisations offer guidance, advice and support to deal with bereavement during this pandemic, both the practical and emotional aspects.

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

A charity offering bereavement counselling and support. It has up-to-date information relating to the current context and covers issues such as funerals, isolation, children and frontline responders:


Support for anyone in a crisis.

NHS Lothian Bereavement Service

For patients and relatives, this service provides practical advice and information on what to do after a death, as well as help finding bereavement support.

Breathing Space

Free and confidential service for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

  • Helpline: 0800 838 587