Having these conversations can bring up lots of different emotions. It is just as important to look after your mental wellbeing as well as your physical health. There are lots of resources available which have information and advice for you and your friends and family. For instance, NHS Inform talks about the 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing.
Grief and loss can be experienced at lots of different times. We can experience these emotions even before someone has died. This is natural. You might find it useful to talk to someone about this – maybe a friend or relative. There are also organisations which have advice and can offer advice.
If you are supporting someone at the end of life you can find more information on our webpages.
If you are supporting someone who is experiencing a bereavement then you can find information on the Headsup webages.
If someone has died, you can find information and advice about what you need to do next.
Useful Websites and Organisations
There are lots of organisations and services who can help you and the people that matter to you get the information you need. Some organisations and services can also help you fill out the documentation.
You can also speak with any health care professional involved in your care. They might not be able to help you with everything (e.g. making a Will or making a Power of Attorney), but they will be able to signpost you to more information if necessary. They can help answer any questions you might have about anticipatory care planning and make sure that the important information is stored on the system.
Find information about other useful websites and organisations below.
Here is a list of websites which provide lots of information about future planning. They also provide some resources you may find useful. If you need to speak to someone, or need support to use the planning tools then you can contact one of the useful organisations below.
Here is a list of organisation which can help you plan your care. They provided a service as well as lots of useful information.
- NHSGGC Support and Information Services
- Carer Service
- Citizen’s Advice Scotland
- Patient Advice & Support Service
- NHSGGC Palliative Care Service
- NHS Inform
- Maggie’s Centre
- Marie Curie
- Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
- ACCORD Hospice
- Ardgowan Hospice
- St Vincent’s Hospice
- St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
- Organ Donation Scotland