Covid ’19 March 2021 Update

In line with current Scottish Government guidelines for the re-opening of schools, it is likely that all school children will return to some form of in school learning after the Easter holidays .  Our staff teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow are continuing online support, but are also working hard to recommence our face-to-face bereavement support service.   If you are currently receiving online support, your Bereavement Support Worker will explain the next steps to change back to face-to-face support. 

If you are currently on our waiting list, you do not need to contact us as we will be in touch as soon as we can to discuss your support needs and a date for your bereavement assessment.  In the meantime, if you need advice, please call, email or click ‘Contact Us’ on the website to complete the online form and we will respond as soon as possible.

From all of us at Richmond’s Hope, stay safe and thank you for your patience.




Making a difference to the lives of bereaved children and young people

aged 4-18

Help support Richmond’s Hope today!

There are a variety of ways in which you can support or donate money to Richmond’s Hope.

Who we are

Richmond’s Hope provides support for children and young people aged 4-18 years who have been bereaved. The charity provides a safe space for children to work through their grief both verbally and non verbally, to preserve memories of the person who has died, to explore their feelings, to  develop coping strategies and to understand the impact the bereavement has had on their lives.

As everyone’s grief is different, we provide individual programmes of care for each child. Our dedicated team of bereavement workers support children on a one to one basis.

We are also passionate about educating individuals and groups about the language surrounding grief and offer training and interest visits. The training we offer to external organisations aims to raise awareness of young people’s grief and how it affects their lives.

How can we help

When someone contacts us we will listen over the phone and fill out a referral form. Then we will arrange to meet with you and your child at home or at our playrooms to find out if it would be beneficial for your child to come to Richmond’s Hope.

It’s important that children want to come to the charity and we will do everything we can to make them feel welcome.

We provide individual support on a weekly basis. During the sessions we’ll explore memories, talk about feelings and help develop coping strategies using therapeutic play and specialised grief activities to help individuals understand how a death has impacted upon their lives.

Make a Referral

How to make a referral to Richmond’s Hope

Download Resources

Download our range of information leaflets.

What people say about us

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Get in touch

You can contact Richmond’s Hope using the contact details below. Alternatively, if you want to send us a message using our contact form someone will get back to you.


Richmond’s Hope
Richmond Craigmillar Church
227 Niddrie Mains Rd
EH16 4PA

Tel: 0131 661 6818


Richmond’s Hope
Ibrox Parish Church
Clifford Street
G51 1QH

Tel: 0141 230 6123


A Richmond Craigmillar Church Project

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Keep up to date with Richmond’s Hope you can like our Glasgow or Edinburgh offices on Facebook or follow us on Twitter below:

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If you're feeling unsure on how to best support a child or young person following a #bereavement you can refer them to our service at Richmond's Hope. We provide individual bereavement support in #Glasgow and #Edinburgh.

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