Palliative Specialist Care Counselling Service



Bereavement and COVID- 19

The death of a loved one during the pandemic may feel even more unmanageable.  To   help individuals and families cope with loss we have put together a resource sheet which may help you to understand and identify some strategies to help you cope with strong feelings.

Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a part of life; however we acknowledge that some people may need additional support to cope with effects of illness, loss and bereavement.

The Palliative Specialist Care Counselling service is a free confidential service for patients and those close to them who would benefit from additional support.

Reasons for referral may include:

  • an expressed need to talk to someone,
  • feelings of isolation,
  • emotional distress or feeling unable to cope
  • feelings of anxiety, depression or guilt
  • history of loss or trauma
  • other ongoing life issues.

In the future we will be running bereavement groups in conjunction with the Maggies Centre for those who have been affected by cancer as well as those families who have had contact with the palliative care service and experienced loss due to other illnesses.

Working closely with the Specialist Palliative Care Team, the Counselling Service supports staff to deliver holistic care as people come to terms with life limiting illness and facing end of life.

Training on loss and bereavement is also offered.

Contact Details

Sharon Dick

Specialist Palliative Care and Bereavement Counsellor

Victoria Hospice, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5AH

01592 648072/ 07580699150



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