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Bereavement support

The following guidance has been created to support you in the event of a bereavement in your group.

First night back

When Scout meetings begin again, young people in your Scout group may have lots of questions. 

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Support if an adult volunteer dies

If an adult volunteer in your group dies, it’s really important to come together to support one another and your young people.

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Support if a young person dies

By coming together, you’ll be able to address what’s happened and plan how best to support your young people, and each other. 

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Where to get further help and support

If you or anyone in the group feels as though grief and sadness is impacting on daily life, talking to a GP can help. They may refer you to a local mental health support service or bereavement counselling.

Not everyone will want to speak to their GP and for those who do, they may find there is a long delay between seeking help and receiving it. There are several charitable organisations which exist to support those who are going through bereavement or feeling anxious or down. These include: