Acorns Bereavement Support
Acorns believes bereavement is a journey to be travelled and not an illness to be cured or a problem to be solved. With this is mind the Acorns Bereavement Support Service offers support and understanding to those experiencing loss and grief. A range of issues surrounding grief, loss and bereavement are covered.
The programs are primarily aimed at people in the first year of loss, but are open to anyone who feels they may benefit. The programmes are designed to reassure those going through their process of loss and restore confidence that there is a viable future for them. There is a group focus on normalising feelings surrounding loss. One participant described the programme as a ‘a tool-kit for self-help’.
Each week of the programme focuses on a particular aspect of the journey of loss. The programme also includes opportunities to think about issues such as: cooking and looking after yourself; health issues, money matters; socialising; and planning for the future.
Above all an Acorns programme is designed to offer an opportunity to relax with like-minded people, and perhaps even find time to smile again.
There is no formal registration for these programmes, but you may wish to get in touch if you intend to come along – just so we can be aware of numbers in advance.
Intended Client Groups:
- Older People
Contact Info. & Service Address
Acorn Bereavement Support Service
c/o William Purves
318 Ferry Road
Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm
Tel: 0131 208 1882
Email: [email protected]
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Wheelchair Access
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Provider's Name: Acorns Bereavement Support
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