A couple of the churches in South Queensferry and Dalmeny have set up a six week course aimed at those people journeying through bereavement. The course is called Stepping Stones and each week there will be a different invited speaker who will talk around some of the subjects impacting people going through bereavement.
Twenty people have been trained to support the group and this will enable them to meet the vision of running the course four times a year.
The first meeting took place on the 14 October and the first speaker was a local GP. The evening started with tea and coffee and a chat to get to know the course attendees and where they were in the bereavement journey. Expectations were set and steps made to gain the trust of those attending. Future meetings will cover the grieving process, cooking for one, legal and money matters, socialising and the last meeting will be "What was it like for me?" where two bereaved people will share their experiences.There is a need for this type of support in Queensferry and Dalmeny and the organisers have been encouraged by the local undertakers and the local registrar to set it up.