Murder of Relatives or Friends

How and where can I get support?

Victim Support Scotland

  • Victim Support Scotland can help you and your family.  Victim Support Scotland offers information, support and advice to help you deal with what has happened. They also offer support if you have to attend Court to give evidence.
    You can contact Victim Support Scotland by looking in the phonebook or searching the website for your nearest office. Or you can phone their helpline.
    Helpline:  0845 603 9213

Victims of Crime in Scotland

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss)

  • Support for families and friends of murder or suicide victims.
    Telephone: 01698 324 502

Winston’s Wish

  • Helps young people re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling. By providing professional assistance they help them to better understand the nature of loss and offer the practical support and guidance that many need in order to cope throughout the grieving process.
    Helpline: 08452 03 04 05  

Winston’s Wish for YOUNG PEOPLE


  • Childline is a free and confidential 24 hour helpline for young people. Childline’s trained counsellors provide help, support and advice on a wide range of issues, including bullying, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
    There are a number of ways you can contact Childline: by phone, email, 1-2-1 chat online. You can also take part in online discussion boards and get support from others who have been through similar experiences. 
    Tel: 0800 11 11