SANDS Lothians offers practical and emotional support, understanding, and help to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth. SANDS can also offer support to those who were bereaved long ago. A range of services are available, including both one to one and group support.
SANDS specialise in baby bereavement counselling and can offer free counselling with clients often being seen within a few weeks from first contact.
Befrienders are bereaved parents who have voluntarily completed a SANDS UK training course and are qualified to support another bereaved parent. They will be at least two years bereaved themselves and feel they are in a place to listen to another bereaved parent and be there for them. Befrienders are available to chat to on the phone, email, message via Facebook or meet up in person.
There are various support groups, including:-
- Befriending support groups
- Parents of a surviving twin support
- Pregnancy support
- IVF / Fertility Support
- Parent and toddler groups
- DADS meet up group
Please check our website for full information, dates and times for the various groups.
Provider's Name: SANDS Lothians (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
SANDS Lothians offers support, understanding and help to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth. SANDS are here to offer practical and emotional support for as long as required. In West Lothian, SANDS provides confidential counselling to help parents grieve for the loss of a baby. This is a confidential service governed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.