SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) Lothian

sandsSANDS 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.

Service Description

Counselling

SANDS specialise in baby bereavement counselling and can offer free counselling with clients often being seen within a few weeks from first contact.

Befriending

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.

Groups

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.

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
Email: info@sands-lothians.org.uk
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

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS) Lothian 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.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 622 6263
Email: info@sands-lothians.org.uk
Website: www.sands-lothians.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

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