SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) Lothian

SANDS is the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society Lothian, offering support, understanding and help to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or soon after birth.

A range of services are available, including both group and one-to-one support.

 

Counselling

SANDS offers specialist baby bereavement counselling which can offer support to help you through the distress you may be experiencing following the death of your baby. Counselling can support you while you try to help you cope with your grief and understand your feelings. This is a confidential service governed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

Befriending

Volunteer befrienders are all bereaved parents themselves, who can relate to how you feel. they can offer one-to-one peer support, and are available to chat to on the phone, email, message via Facebook or meet up in person.

 

Group Meetings

A range of groups meets regularly, offering support for people in various situations. Groups include:

  • Core support groups – Group meetings are held regularly in Edinburgh and West Lothian, and are open to any bereaved parents, regardless of when they experienced their loss.
  • Support for subsequent pregnancies – Separate groups meetings provide support and reassurance to those considering another pregnancy or those already pregnant following the death of a baby. 
  • Miscarriage support – Meetings are held in Edinburgh in the second Wednesday of each month
  • Assisted conception support  – Meetings held monthly in Edinburgh
  • Parents and Toddle groups meet in both Edinburgh and West Lothian

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • bereaved parents, relatives or people who have experienced and been affected by the death of a baby

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any health or social care

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address

Address

Craiglockhart Centre
177 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH14 1BZ

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 622 6263
Fax: 0131 622 6265
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sands-lothians.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

From Princes Street Lothian Regional buses No 10 and 27

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS) Lothian

SANDS Lothian is a registered Scottish Charity offering support, understanding and help both of a practical and emotional nature to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 622 6263
Fax: 0131 622 6265
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sands-lothians.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

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