Acorns Bereavement Support Service runs bereavement support programmes in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Each programme runs for six weeks and covers a range of topics relating to grief, loss and bereavement. The programmes are aimed at those in the first year of loss, but are open to anyone who feels they might benefit from time shared with others in a group setting. Programmes take place in community settings e.g. libraries and community centres. The settings are intended to ensure the comfort of participants.

ABSS does not provide one-to-one counselling services, although there is some provision of information for those interested in counselling and other support services.

The programmes are designed to reassure those going through their journey of loss and restore confidence that there is a viable future for them. There is a group focus on normalising feels surrounding loss – one participant described the programme as ‘a tool-kit for self-help’.

Potential participants should make contact with ABSS for information on current and forthcoming programmes


Tel: 0131 208 1882
Email: [email protected]

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