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:
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]
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]
NHSGGC Spiritual Care and the Chaplaincy Service
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
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
COSLA Advice for Young People
Advice for helping children, young people and their families manage their anxiety about COVID-19