Bereavement Support


Living through Grief.

Grief is a natural healing process, not an illness. The death of someone we love can be devastating and is the most painful and complex loss we are ever likely to experience. Sooner or later grief comes to us all. Then we have to journey through the grieving process which can include shock, numbness, disbelief, anger, guilt, physical and emotional pain and chaos of thought, until we sense a new beginning.If you are interested in finding out more, the contact details are below.

Who Are We?

  • St Michael's Bereavement Support Service is run by a team of specially trained and supervised people.
  • It is a confidential service.
  • Free of charge.
  • All are welcome - no need to be a member of the church.

What do we offer?

  • Post funeral visiting
  • One-to-one bereavement support
  • Positive Pathways

Positive Pathways is a group of bereaved people who, along with members of the bereavement support team, meet informally to share their thoughts and feelings and who are seeking a way forward. The group meets on alternate Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm in the Canal Tearoom, Canal Basin, Linlithgow. There is no magic formula which will take away the pain, but by listening and sharing with others, it is often possible to lessen the sense of isolation, chaos and despair felt after the death of a loved one.

For further information on any of the above and date of next group meeting please either email Sheila Rae or telephone mobile on 07719966273.