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IMG 0560We are involved in many training and education sessions within the 3 hospitals we support and local Universities.

We are involved in teaching sessions with 4th year medical students at Edinburgh University. This is an extremely valuable insight into the experience of perinatal death for the medical students. At these sessions we ask a bereaved parent to tell their story during which the students find very informative and are always very moved by the parents' experiences. Please contact us if you would like to be involved in this.

We offer student midwives placements with SANDS Lothians as part of their training. This can prove beneficial as it allows students to gain experience in supporting bereaved parents and their families after they have experienced the death of their baby.
We have many visits from Adult Nursing Students whilst on placement to gain an overview of the services we provide. Please contact us to organise a visit.

Our chief executive is also one of SANDS UK Bereavement Care Trainers in Scotland and can provide training to midwives and multi agency groups. SANDS Lothians try to fund our local hospital training events. If you are a professional looking for training in your hospital then please visit for more information.

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Next Meetings

  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Monday 7th December 2015 7pm-9pm

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

    Craigsfarm Maree Walk, Craigshill, Livingston

    Monday 14th December 2015 7pm -9pm

  • Counselling

    We have free counselling available in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Please email for more information or to seek an appointment.

  • IVF/Fertility Support

    IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tuesday 17th Novemebr  2015 7pm-9pm

  • Miscarriage Support

    Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month

    next meetings -

    Wednesday 11th November 2015

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler - Craigsfarm

    Tuesday 27th October 2015 9.30am-11.30am

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Wednesday 18th November  2015 7pm-9pm