There’s a new Bereavement Charter for Scotland – available here. It contains 15 statements which describe what the best bereavement care and support should look like. It has been developed to support individuals and communities who struggle with the death of someone they know or someone in their community. There’s more information here.
Coincidentally, one of the funeral celebrants I’ve been in contact with lately, Emma Curtis, has prepared a very useful “guide for people who worry what to say to a grieving person.”
I think we all struggle with what to say to a person who is grieving. And sometimes we end up not saying anything at all – but it’s so important to make and maintain contact. Emma’s guide gives a lot of advice on how to do that in a sensitive and practical way.
Michael Hannah, Dundee, 8th May 2020