Befriending (Held in Our Hearts)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Bereaved parents and grandparents, who have experienced the death of a baby or infant

Description

Held in Our Hearts offers a befriending service for bereaved parents and grandparents, who have experienced the death of a baby or infant.

Befrienders are bereaved parents who have voluntarily completed a training course and are qualified to support you. They will be at least a year bereaved and feel they are in a place to provide compassionate and flexible support. Held in our Hearts will allocate a befriender who has had a similar experience to you. Befrienders can meet you in person and are also available to chat by phone, email and through a closed Facebook group.

Befriending can be offered on a one-to-one basis or in a group. Groups include:

  • general bereavement support
  • support for dads and grandparents
  • twin and multiple loss support groups
  • miscarriage support (run by The Miscarriage Association)
  • Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) support for families
  • subsequent pregnancy support
  • baby and toddler coffee mornings

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party
  • Service is appointment only

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Private parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Deaf interpreter can be booked if needed

Opening times

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Contact Details

Craiglockhart Tennis Centre, 77 Colinton Road, Edinburgh , EH14 1BZ

Social media:


Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, null given in /home/customer/www/ithriveedinburgh.org.uk/public_html/wp-content/themes/mw-space/single-services.php on line 476

Downloads


Held in Our Hearts leaflet
(760.65 KB pdf)


Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Anxiety
Bereavement and grief
Complex needs
Isolation
Loneliness
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence
Self harm
Stress
Trauma

Share this page


Was this page helpful?

Is all the information correct?


Other Suggested Services

Online Wellbeing Sessions - Relaxation, Self-Compassion and Healthy Relationships (Health in Mind)

The Listening Space – Leith (Health in Mind)

Bangholm Medical Centre walking group (Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust - ELGT)