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Bereavement Information and Support

The information provided here is intended to help you find out what to expect during this difficult time, as well as providing information about some of the practical arrangements you will need to consider.

Due to the pandemic, some of the usual arrangements may have changed, however, support is still available.

Bereavement Support

Macmillan Information and NHS Bereavement Centre
Coronavirus: Dealing with bereavement and grief – Cruse Bereavement Care
NHSGGC Bereavement Support for Parents, Siblings and Staff

Call: 0141 370 4747

Child Bereavement UK has been commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with funding from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to provide bereavement support for families bereaved of a baby or child, and training to support NHSGGC staff.

Child Bereavement UK is a national charity which supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

What can happen when someone is dying

This leaflet will guide you through what to expect and what can happen when someone is at the end of their life.

What can happen when someone is dying (Latest English language version)

Alternative language versions (please note these are the previous version of the booklet)

What can happen when someone is dying (Arabic)

What can happen when someone is dying (Mandarin)

What can happen when someone is dying (Polish)

What can happen when someone is dying (Punjabi)

What can happen when someone is dying (Urdu)

When Someone Has Died – information for you

When someone close to you dies, you may be unsure what to do. This leaflet will help you understand:

  • What you need to do
  • How you may feel.
NHSGGC Spiritual Care and the Chaplaincy Service

An NHS Healthcare Chaplain is always on-call and ward staff can arrange for them to be paged. 

Other Local and National Services and Resources

Death Certification

Arrangements for Death Certification may have changed due to Covid-19. Local Authority websites should have the latest information from your area.

Disability information Scotland

Can offer advice on installing disability equipment, information on benefits and other services.


EQUIPU is a service responsible for providing, delivering and installing a range of disability equipment supplied by health and social work services to disabled people living at home.

For further information or to arrange uplift contact:

Telephone. 0141 287 6300


Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief is working to make Scotland a place where there is more openness about death, dying and bereavement so that:

  • People are aware of ways to live with death, dying and bereavement
  • People feel better equipped to support each other through the difficult times that can come with death, dying and bereavement.

Lifelink offers a range of stress services for adults and young people in communities and schools across Glasgow City.

Living Life

Living Life is a free telephone service available to anyone over the age of 16 who is suffering from low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.

NHS Inform

NHS Inform Bereavement area can help you find answers to your questions and guide you through the early days of your bereavement. It can also help you understand more of the experience of loss in the days that lie ahead.

Renfrewshire Bereavement Network

New grief and bereavement service for families in Renfrewshire. Visit the website for more information:

Richmond’s Hope – service to help bereaved children in Glasgow
Other Useful Websites