Acorns Bereavement Support Service

The Acorns Bereavement Support Service (ABSS) runs bereavement support programmes for bereaved people in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Acorns is a unique group-based bereavement support service based in Edinburgh. Tom Gordon, an experienced practitioner in bereavement issues and a former chaplain at Edinburgh's Marie Curie Hospice, leads the service. Practical help and group support is provided to help those affected by bereavement deal with day-to-day issues. By hearing the stories of others going through the same experiences and being offered guidance from experienced practitioners, the service offers a unique avenue for support.

Acorns is a unique service in that it works to normalise feelings of bereavement by allowing people to share their feelings in a group environment. Although it can be hard, it's always better to talk openly about difficult issues and this is a great initiative to help people get through a difficult period in their lives.

The support programme is open to all and covers topics including feelings, cooking for one, money, health, socialising and the future. Discussions take place over a six week period through a series of 90 minute sessions. To attend a programme or find out more information please call or send us an email.