Peer Support Service (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 Peer Support service for bereaved parents and grandparents, who have experienced the death of a baby or infant.

 

Peer Supporters are bereaved parents themselves who have gone on to secure paid roles with the charity.  Our Peer Supporters have completed training 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, where possible, allocate a Peer Supporter who has had a similar experience to you. They can meet you in person and are also available to chat by phone, email and through a closed Facebook group.

 

Peer Support 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
  • Infertility After Loss
  • Ethnic Minority Group
  • Peri Natal Support

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 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Contact Details

Craiglockhart Tennis Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh , EH14 1BZ

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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

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