Useful Websites

Crocus Group is a bereavement support service for children and young people living in the Highlands. Their service are available free of charge to young people living with grief, regardless of their location or the cause of their bereavement. To find out more, or get in touch with Crocus, visit their website here.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing a bereavement. Find out more about CBUK here.

Their ‘Support and Information’ section has a wealth of useful fact sheets and resources, as well as school information packs and ideas.

Winston’s Wish have an experienced Helpline team who offer nationwide support to those supporting bereaved children by phone, email and online chat. Winston’s Wish also offers face-to-face support in certain areas, as well as online resources, publications and training for professionals.

Their ‘Get Support’ section is particularly valuable and provides information about how to support children bereaved by suicide, homicide, those in military or emergency services families, as well as a wide range of other scenarios. Read more here.

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS) exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland. We seek to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss. We work primarily through volunteers, providing free care to bereaved people. We also train and educate individuals and organisations who may in turn be able to contribute to the well-being of bereaved people.

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.

Here you will find information about our services, a listening ear from other young people and advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one.

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK. We underpin our members’ work with essential support and representation: bringing them together across localities, disciplines and sectors to improve bereavement care for children.

Young Minds want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

They have a specific section on grief and loss which links on to various other websites, tools and resources.

Everything changes after a cancer diagnosis. Things that used to be simple suddenly become complicated, confusing and exhausting. You have to learn a whole new vocabulary.

Our social workers are experts in helping families handle the day-to-day challenges that come with a child’s cancer diagnosis. They work in all the main children’s cancer hospitals. They work closely with doctors, nurses and other NHS professionals as an integral part of the team caring for children with cancer. Young Lives vs Cancer Social Workers are different to other social workers. They’re there to help because of a child’s cancer, and to make sure families get the support they need throughout treatment.

The Young Lives vs Cancer Social Worker for Highland is Cat Macleod.