Supporting children and young people with loss, change and bereavement

Additional information and support

Childhood Bereavement UK

Guidance and short films offer support, including talking to children about Coronavirus

Helpline 0800 02 888 40

(Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

Email for bereavement support

Richmond’s Hope

Provide a range of services for children, young people and families in Edinburgh

0131 661 6818


Winston’s Wish

Freephone National Helpline 08088 020 021

(Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

Free 24/7 text crisis support text WW to 85258

Resources for talking to child about Coronavirus:

Cruse Bereavement Care

Helpline 0808 808 1677

(Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm, excluding bank holidays and extended hours on Tue/Wed/Thurs when they are open to 8pm)


Information on Coronavirus

On how to support yourself and others during Covid-19

If you are a City of Edinburgh parent or a member of staff, and require further support, please contact:

Educational Psychology Services

Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm).

Call 0131 469 2800 and leave a message including your name, number and child’s school. Alternatively email Educational Psychology