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

Who provides this?

  • Held in Our Hearts

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 Stillbirth and Neonatal Death (SANDS) UK 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-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties
  • Service is appointment only

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

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

Opening times

Monday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

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

Social media:

Downloads


Held in Our Hearts leaflet
(760.65 KB pdf)


Type of support on offer:

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

Categories:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Families
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Men
Older people
Social groups
Survivors of abuse
Women
Young people

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