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Web Link: Bereavement support

Sadly, not everyone survives Intensive Care. We are very sorry for your loss.This is the link to Cruse Bereavement Care in Scotland. They are able to provide free advice or one-to-one counselling sessions.

Article: ICU Support Group in Edinburgh

We are delighted to let you know that we are now holding support group meetings in Edinburgh for people who've been in Intensive Care, and their family members and friends. Please do come along-we'd be delighted to see you! What it is: A very friendly and informal meet-up for and with people who've been affected by Intensive Care...whether you're a former patient, a family member or a friend. We'll provide a cuppa and (hopefully) cake. How often: Our...

Web Link: ICU Support Groups

Some people find it helpful to meet and talk with others who have been through similar experiences to their own. This is the weblink to ICUsteps website withe details of patient and family support groups UK wide including Edinburgh and Dundee It will tell you more about the groups, who they are, what they do and when and where the meetings are held.

Web Link: Mental Health and Well-being: Health in Mind

This link will take you to the website of Health in Mind, an Edinburgh-based charity promoting postive mental help and well-being across Scotland. They offer a wide rane of support, including information about local services, guided self-help, counselling and trauma support, courses in well-being self-management, etc, etc.

External Video: Spiritual support in Intensive Care

In this video,Iain Telfer draws on his many years' experience as a Chaplain in Intensive Care. He talks about the benefits of having someone to share your innermost worries about, regardless of faith or religion. He also talks about his role, when needed, as a "go between" with the doctors and nurses and individuals from other faiths or religions. Chaplaincy can continue to offer spriritual support once the patient has been transferrd to the general ward.

External Video: Spiritual support: when someone dies

In this video, Iain Telfer draws upon his many years' experience as a Chaplain in Intensive Care. He talks about the range of emotions people can go through when a loved one is dying or has died in Intensive Care and the type of support that can be offered, regardless of faith or religion.

Article: Support groups

ICUSteps: who they are and what they do ICUSteps is a charitable organisation which was set up by former Intensive Care patients, their family members and ICU staff in Milton Keynes in 2005. Their main aim is to help support patients and families who are recovering after Intensive Care. They hold informal meetings where you can come and talk with others who have had similar experiences to your own. Many people find this really helpful and reassuring. You can go along to as many or...

Web Link: VolunteerNet (support for carers)

This link will take you to the VolunteerNet website. It's a free, easy and safe way for carers to access support from fully checked, trained and supervised volunteers. You will have to apply to join the service, so that they can help you, but it's a very simple process. What type of support can you ask for? Different types of support include: Practical support such as collecting prescriptions, giving you a lift to the shops or carer support group Spending...