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Water Safety Scotland recognises the impact that a drowning fatality can have on family members, friends and communities. We want to try to help those who may have lost someone by signposting to appropriate and helpful services.

Please read more below, or visit the following linked websites to get support/help.


Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Cruse Scotland supports bereaved adults, children and young people across Scotland.

The National Bereavement Helpline is open to anyone in Scotland. It is the first point of contact for people to talk in confidence about their grief. Specially trained volunteers listen, provide information and reassurance, and guide clients towards further support from Cruse Scotland and other organisations.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a national organisation of bereaved parents offering support.

Our national Helpline, for everyone in the UK, is staffed by volunteers who are bereaved parents themselves and offers support and information 365 days a year.

Helpline: 0345 123 2304

Hours: daily from 10.00 - 16.00 and 19.00 - 22.00 (always answered by a bereaved parent)


Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK helps children and young people (up to the age of 25) and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We work in collaboration with a variety of organisations, partnerships and memberships, delivering staff and volunteer training, consultancy and support.

Child Bereavement UK currently has three elements of work in Scotland: Bereavement Support Service (Glasgow), a service at Glasgow Royal Hospital for Children, and the Scotland Development Project. You can read more on these projects here


AtaLoss helps bereaved people find support and wellbeing. Our vision is that no bereaved person in the UK should be left floundering or alone and unable to find support when they need it. 

AtaLoss provides everything bereaved people in the UK need in one, trusted place, which signposts them easily to support (national, specialist and local services) reliable information, resources and emergency support.

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