As social distancing measures are relaxed, we anticipate that this may lead to an increased demand for bereavement support. Some patients may surface from lockdown struggling with their losses, and even be expressing signs of complicated or disenfranchised grief.
I would like to emphasise to healthcare professionals such as yourself, that Cruse Scotland has built capacity to cope with an increased demand in this event, and would encourage you to signpost patients to us, who might benefit from our support.
Although we are unable to meet with clients on a face to face basis meantime, our clients are offered the option to receive support via telephone counselling or online counselling, using the NHS platform: Attend Anywhere.
At the time of writing all clients requesting bereavement support are allocated to one of our counselling team within a two-week period, regardless of where they live in Scotland.
I would appreciate it if you could share our message: that no one need struggle with the death of a loved one alone, Cruse Scotland is here and ready to help
Our contact details to pass to clients are:
Helpline: 0845 600 2227
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