A local charity providing baby loss counselling and support to families.  Formally known as Sands Lothian, 40 years’ experience of offering compassionate bereavement care in the community.

They offer Befrienders who are bereaved parents who have voluntarily completed a 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.  They will do their best to 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 our closed Facebook groups.

They have specialist baby bereavement counsellors who can support you and this service is free and available for as long as you need it. Counselling offers a therapeutic relationship for you to explore your grief in a more structured way and our counsellors are trained to guide you through the grieving process, supporting you after the death of your precious and much-loved baby. This is an extension to all our other services on offer and you can access this on its own or alongside other services. This is a confidential service governed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and COSCA, Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland.

They also provide a range of support meetings to accommodate the individual needs of you and your family to ensure that you have the opportunity to meet and chat with other families who are at a similar stage in their journey.



Craiglockhart Centre
177 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ


0131 622 6263
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