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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

*UPDATED* Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions in place.

Looking after yourself

If you have been in contact with someone who has had COVID-19, it is important to look after yourself. This may mean self-isolating: 

  • Family members that have shared the same household as someone with COVID-19 must follow the self-isolation guidance and sadly will not be able to visit their relative in hospital or care home until they have completed self- isolation as outlined in the guidance.

  • Further information on the symptoms you should look out for and guidance on self-isolation can be found here

  • NHS Scotland have produced a poster to help describe the length of time you may need to self-isolate for: Click here

Bereavement and grief are universal human experiences. Most people grieve when they lose someone important to them. The way grief affects us depends on a range of factors, including what kind of loss has been suffered, beliefs, religion, age, relationships and our physical and mental health. Grief is a natural response and affects people in different ways. It can affect our mental health and for those experiencing mental health problems grief can worsen the symptoms. Lots of people cope with grief with help and support from their family and friends. However some people may require other supports such as service that provides counselling or group work. Here are some tips to help look after yourself through the grief journey:

  • Recognise and accept that it is ok to feel sad. It is a healthy part of the grieving process. These emotions are ok to have, don’t try and hide them or keep them contained.
  • Talking to a supportive trusted adult friend, family member or colleague can help you deal with and manage your emotions and begin the healing process.
  • Keep routines: try and keep routines in place. This helps give you focus when everything else feels chaotic.
  • Look after yourself: make time to do the things you enjoy. Eat a balanced diet and stay as active as you can.
  • Avoid misuse of alcohol: Alcohol is a depressant and will make you feel worse once the effects wear off.

Bereavement support information and services:

 

Macmillan Information and NHS Bereavement Centre

The Macmillan Information and NHS Bereavement Centre is a new service based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The Centre is located on ground floor of the centre block of Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
You can drop in between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
For more information call 0141 800 1961 or email [email protected]

More Information

 

NHSGGC Bereavement Support for Parents, Siblings and Staff

Child Bereavement UK has been commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with funding from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to provide bereavement support for families bereaved of a baby or child, and training to support NHSGGC staff.

Child Bereavement UK is a national charity which supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Contact NHSGGC Service
Telephone. 0141 370 4747
Email. [email protected]

Bereavement Support for Parents, Siblings and Staff - Leaflet

 

NHSGGC Spiritual Care and the Chaplaincy Service

NHSGGC  Spiritual Care and the Healthcare Chaplaincy Service webpage 

For general enquiries about Healthcare Chaplaincy in NHSGGC you may contact the Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care tel: 0141 314 9561 or email us at [email protected]

 

Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief - Cruse Bereavement Care

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

 

Resources for Young People

Public Health Scotland has series of leaflets for Young People - RU OK?

This leaflet gives advice on coping with the loss of someone close – When Someone Dies

http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/154.aspx

 

COSLA Advice for Young People

Advice for helping children, young people and their families manage their anxiety about COVID-19

https://www.cosla.gov.uk/covid19-advice-supporting-children-and-young-people

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2020