St Andrews Community Trust supports local bereavement service
People struggling to cope with a bereavement in the St Andrews area are being offered a range of free support services thanks to a grant from the St Andrews Community Trust.
St Andrews Community Trust has awarded Cruse Scotland £2500 to help provide counselling and listening support sessions for local people and families over the next year.
Cruse Scotland is the national bereavement charity which through its network of 230 volunteers provides a range of community based services across Scotland including an advice, support and information helpline, one-to-one counselling for adults, early support for people in the first six months of bereavement, group and peer-to-peer support and specialist support for children, young people and families.
Keith Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, said, “We are extremely grateful to St Andrews Community Trust for this support. One in five people struggle to cope with their grief following the death of a loved one and need additional, professional support. We rely on local funders like St Andrews Community Trust to support our vital work across Scotland and it’s thanks to them that we can offer hope when the future seems empty.”
Margaret Lees, Chair of St Andrews Community Trust said “We are delighted to be able to help fund this local project which will bring support to local people and families during an especially difficult time.”
If you or someone you know is in need of bereavement support, information and advice call Cruse Scotland free on the National Bereavement Helpline 0808 802 6161 (weekdays 9am-8pm & weekends 10am-2pm) or contact them through webchat and find further support at www.crusescotland.org.uk