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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

    Mon 3rd Oct 2016         7-9 PM

    Mon 7th Nov 2016         7-9 PM

    Mon 5th Dec 2016        7-9 PM

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

    NEW PREMISES - Unit 3, Carmondean Business Units, Carmondean Centre South Road , Livingston, EH54 8PT   

    Mon 10th Oct 2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 14th Nov 2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 12th Dec 2016      7-9 PM

  • Counselling

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

  • 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 -

    Wed 12th Oct 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 9th Nov 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 14th Dec 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler


    Meet on the last Tuesday of every month

    Tues 25th Oct 2016         9.30  - 11.30 AM

    Tues 29th Nov 2016          9.30 - 11.30 AM


    Tues 31st Jan 2017         9.30 - 11.30 AM


  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Mon 24th Oct 2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 21st Nov 2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 19th Dec 2016      7-9 PM

  • TTC / IVF Assisted Conception Fertility Support

    TTC / IVF            Assisted Conception               Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tues 11th Oct 2016       7-9 PM

    Tues 15th Nov 2016       7-9 PM

    Tues 13th Dec 2016      7-9 PM