ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)

ARC is the only national charity helping parents and healthcare professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences and continuing that support to those parents who have made that difficult choice and have had the traumatic experience of terminating their pregnancy.

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Grief Matters Service

Counselling service for 12 – 18 year olds affected by sudden and unexpected death of family or close friend. Bereavement could have occurred in earlier childhood or recent months but is having a significant impact on day-to-day functioning for the young person. The service is part of West Lothian Drug and Alcohol service but the death does not need to be substance related.

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Richmond's Hope

Richmond’s Hope was founded in 2003 to support children from Edinburgh and the Lothians who have been bereaved. Since opening we have supported more than 3000 children and their families.

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SANDS Lothian

SANDS Lothians are a local charity who offers 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. What we offer: We are here to offer support for as long as required and offer person-centred support through various monthly support groups, one to one befriending and free counselling both in Edinburgh and West Lothian.

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Scottish Cot Death Trust

The Trust is the only cot death charity in Scotland. The Trust is available to any family affected by the sudden, unexpected death of a baby or young child under 5 years of age.

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SiMBA

SiMBA, Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal, was founded in 2005 and became a registered charity in 2007. We are based in Dunbar, East Lothian in Scotland and we are here to respond to the needs of those affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

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Team Jak Foundation

We support children and young people with cancer and related illnesses and their families and friends on their journey and those bereaved. We offer counselling and one-to-one support for children and young people, siblings and parents, drop-in sessions, music, play and alternative therapies from Jak’s Den- our purpose built haven for our families; and outreach to the hospitals and at home for those unable to attend. Families can contact us directly on the number below or through our website.

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West Lothian Educational Psychology Service

Along with staff from the Looked After Children Team and Children and Young People’s Team, we run Give Us A Break groups throughout West Lothian. These groups offer support for any young person who has experienced a loss of any kind. The groups run for 8 weeks in or out of school and offer peer support with two experienced and trained facilitators. The groups are appropriate for young people in P6 and above.

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