Bereavement Support

We offer ongoing support to manage the distressing impact of bereavement. In some cases, the people who use the service will require support such as signposting to other services. We expect that people will develop coping skills that lead to an improvement in their mental health and well-being. For instance, we may see people return to work a lot sooner, or start to enjoy life a bit more.

How to access this service

Information on how to refer for bereavement support is here.

Once the referral is received support staff will talk to the person about their support needs. Support staff are experienced in holding these initial discussions in a way that is sensitive to the person who needs support.

Once allocated a worker, the person will have access to one-to–one support, or CBT based guided self help and/or counselling. One-to-one supports are are time limited, however, support staff will have a discussion with you about your needs to identify what it is that you want and need from the service to help you move forward.

Is other support available?

Group support is available through the provision of a Loss and Grief session for people who will discover what the different types of loss are, the impact of loss and grief, how people grieve, resources and support and looking after yourself

We have established a Peer Support Group that members can access after they have had one to one support and are more emotionally settled following their bereavement. The purpose of the peer led group is to support participants to manage their feelings when the inevitable triggers occur. The frequency of the group is directed by the members who attend but the group is held every 3-4 weeks in the Clydebank area.

We have been supporting people who are bereaved for many years in Stepping Stones. In that time, thousands of people have accessed our services for emotional support to help them through difficult times.

John White, Operations Director

Other bereavement services are available by clicking the link here.

More information about making a referral to Stepping Stones is here.

Healthy Minds Loss and Grief Information Video.