SANDS (Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society) Lothian – Services

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
    • People who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth.

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Service Address

Sands Lothians
Craiglockhart Centre
177 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH14 1BZ

Office Hours

10.00am - 4.00pm

Service Hours

-Varied.-

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:

  • Public Parking
    car park adjacent, disabled parking spaces close by.
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Translation Service
  • Translation service available on request.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

LRT bus numbers 10, 27 and 45

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Sands Lothians

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Providing compassionate support to bereaved parents. Sands Lothians 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. There are various support groups, including:-
  • Befriending Support Group
  • 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.

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

10.00am – 4.00pm

Service Hours

Varied.

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