The Suicide Bereavement Support Service is a Scottish Government pilot project designed to help people impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Who is the service for?

This service is for anyone impacted by the loss of someone to suicide - families and friends, as well as children and young people. The service is available to people living in Highland and Argyll and Bute, but you can also access the service if you live out-with this area, but the death occurred in Highland/Argyll and Bute. 

What support is provided?

Specially trained staff are in place to provide emotional and personalised support to people, based on their individual needs. This can include help with practical things, such as talking to funeral directors, social work departments or Police Scotland. Staff are also in place to provide a safe space for you to talk and be listened to.

Once you have contacted the service, initial contact will be made within 24-hours. Ongoing support is available for up to 2 years and will be provided by the same practitioner. The service runs seven days a week.

How do I access the service?

Referrals to the service can be made by police, ambulance service and GPs, as well as through support and community groups.  Individuals can also self-refer to access support. 

Click here to email the service directly ([email protected])

Call us on 0800 471 4768 (please leave us a message and we will respond within 24 hours.)

If you are currently being supported by another agency, ask them to refer you to the service via email.


Leaflet for anyone impacted by suicide bereavement

Leaflet for agencies to refer someone impacted by suicide bereavement