Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Scotland. Fpr further information call their Supportline or visit their website.
Supportline: 0845 603 9213
The Moira Fund
The Moira Fund, a grant-making charity, was established in memory of Moira Jones who was murdered in Queen's Park, Glasgow in 2008. It makes grants to those bereaved through homicide and provides financial support to help with respite breaks, family attendance at trials, funeral expenses and other needs which may arise. For more information visit the website.
To apply for help ask your Police Family Liaison Officer or Victim Support Officer to contact The Moira Fund.
Support after Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM)
Support after Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM) offers understanding and support to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter, through the mutual support of others who have suffered a similar tragedy. For further information contact them via their confidential helpline number, or alternatively visit their website.
Helpline: 0845 8723440 (Confidential service)
ASSIST is a national charity providing support, information and counselling for people experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; who have been the victim of or have witnessed a serious crime; or who are suffering from traumatic bereavement by homicide. The service provided includes evidence-based trauma counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy and assessments. Contact them by phone or visit their website.
Phone: 01788 560800
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Helpline: 0844 477 9400 (weekdays 9:30am–5pm)
Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope round the clock, every single day of the year. They provide a safe place to talk where calls are completely confidential. Get in touch by phone or email or find the details for the local branch online
Phone: 08457 90 90 90