Aberdeen City Educational Psychology Service

We are a team of Educational Psychologists working in Aberdeen City. What we offer: We offer support to children and young people through linking with schools in the city and carrying out pieces of work under our five core functions of consultation, assessment, intervention, training and research. All Educational Psychologists in the service have been trained as companions to deliver the Seasons for Growth programme and the impact of holding these groups has been positively evaluated.

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Aberdeen SANDS

Aberdeen SANDS is one of more than 100 self-help support SANDS groups which exist nationwide. The Aberdeen group is run by a committee of bereaved parents who are volunteers and who have also suffered the loss of a baby. We have no office and are funded by our own efforts or by donations. What we offer: We aim to support bereaved parents and families whose baby has died before, during or around the time of birth. We have trained befrienders and can offer support by telephone, email, one to on

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ACIS Youth

Who we are: Charitable organisation based in Aberdeen. What we offer: Free confidential therapeutic counselling for children and young people.

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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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Childline

Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. Our counsellors are human beings with different jobs, families and friends. They may be gay, heterosexual, bisexual, of any ethnicity or religion, have a disability or long term illness. They have all been children and had different experiences of childhood but they will never assume things about your situation or how you may be feeling.

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Choose Life

‘Choose Life’ is a National Strategy and Action Plan introduced in 2002 to address the rising rate of suicide in Scotland. What we offer: The strategy to reduce suicide focuses on five key themes of work in communities and services to continue a downward trend in suicides and contribute to the delivery of the National Outcome to enable people to live longer healthier lives.

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Cruse Bereavement Care

We offer bereavement support to those living in Glasgow City, East Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Dumfries & Galloway. Our Area Admin office is in Glasgow City Centre, and we use the counselling rooms of The Spark in Waterloo Street Glasgow. We also provide bereavement support in other organisations premises throughout the other areas listed, by prior arrangement.

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CLAN Cancer Support

We are a registered charity, based in Aberdeen but cover the whole of North East Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. We provide support to people affected by a cancer diagnosis, whether as patient, family member carer or friend, from pre-diagnosis to diagnosis and throughout the stages of treatment, rehabilitation, re-occurrence, palliative care and bereavement.

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Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland seeks to help ANYONE experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss. This includes children and young people. ‘When you are ready to talk, we are here to listen’ this is regardless of who, how or when they have died.

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Muslim Bereavement Support Service

The Muslim Bereavement Support Service is a registered charity, founded in 2012 in London before expanding our service to Scotland in 2015. We are a non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved mothers and siblings. We work with other organisations, the NHS and hospices in particular, to give a spiritual and cultural context to the bereavement support services they offer.

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Grampian Child Bereavement Network

Grampian Child Bereavement Network is a small independent charity dedicated to providing bereavement support services to children and young people across Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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Samaritans of Aberdeen

Immediate emotional support in the event of a personal crisis or just matters of concern. Although based in Aberdeen the charity is affiliated to the national Samaritans movement which means support can be provided by any of the 200 branches in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Both phone and Email system will connect you to a volunteer at no charge who will offer you a safe space to explore your feelings or the things that are affecting you.

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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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North West Carers

Carers Teams and Projects across Glasgow provide support to carers of all ages. Each project has a dedicated young carers worker specifically to work with young people under 18. The role of the young carers worker is to try to reduce the young person’s caring role and provide them with support.

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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

SANDS, the stillbirth and neonatal charity, is a well-established and widely respected UK charity that: Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care Promotes and funds research and changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives. SANDS has a network of over 100 Groups around the UK, and 12 in Scotland.

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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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Seasons for Growth

Seasons for Growth is a successful, well researched, peer support education programme that gives young people and adults the opportunity to learn that change, loss and grief are normal and valuable parts of life. The programme provides participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand and manage how death, separation or other significant loss events may impact on their lives.

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Seasons for Growth

Seasons for Growth is a successful, well researched, peer support education programme that gives young people and adults the opportunity to learn that change, loss and grief are normal and valuable parts of life. The programme provides participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand and manage how death, separation or other significant loss events may impact on their lives.

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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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Sunrise Partnership

Sunrise Partnership offers a free, confidential service for children and young people up to age 18 who have been affected by loss and bereavement. What we offer: We aim to help children and young people to cope with loss, change and bereavement in a healthy and positive way, by using therapeutic tools and strategies tailored to the individual and their age and stage of development.

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SFAD (Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs)

SFAD offers a FREE and confidential support service to provide clients with listening and emotional support in the immediate period after the loss of a loved one due to a drug-related death. What We Offer:  If appropriate, we can arrange up to 6 face to face counselling sessions for the client in their local area. We can also give you information about local peer support groups to meet together with people who have experienced a similar loss.

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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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Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)

At CHAS, children and young people with palliative care needs and their families are offered the opportunity to be cared for, respected and nurtured as individuals in an environment which offers rest and recuperation from the demands of caring. We support the whole family from referral to bereavement and beyond. The services we offer can be in one of our purpose built hospices, in the home or in hospital on a planned or emergency basis.

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SOBS Kirkcaldy

SOBS Kirkcaldy Support Group is one in a network of national groups providing support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide. Volunteers come from all walks of life but nearly all have been affected by suicide themselves and this experience enables them to connect with others. What we offer:  We are a self help organisation and we aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.

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The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause. What we offer:  The Compassionate Friends offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – we are here to help.

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General Volunteering

We are always delighted to hear from volunteers who can assist us at various times throughout the year for opportunities like bag packs, bucket collections and helping us at stalls at various events. If you would like to be added to our list of volunteers, please get in touch:

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Management Volunteer

If you are a senior manager, or have relevant expertise that might help us, or you might be able to give your time as a mentor or advisor to our management team, please let us know.

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Let’s Rock Festivals

Date: May through to Sept 2019. See below for dates. Location: Various, see below for details. www.letsrock80s.com These family friendly festivals, for which Child Bereavement UK is the main beneficiary charity, take place across the UK. We have a presence at each event, raising funds and awareness by selling wristbands and raffle tickets.  If you would like to volunteer and enjoy any of these events for FREE, please see contact details below, for each venue.

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Fundraising - Research Volunteer (South England)

This role will involve working closely with the community fundraising team to help extend our charity’s reach in the South of England. Your support will be vital in reaching new supporters and developing new relationships with dynamic individual supporters and organisations, to increase awareness and fundraising opportunities for Child Bereavement UK. Please send your application to [email protected]

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Fundraising Intern (Scotland)

This internship role is based in Glasgow and will work closely with the Regional Fundraising Manager – Scotland and North of England to help deliver and develop the charity’s diverse fundraising portfolio in Scotland and the North of England. The intern will assist in supporting local families, individuals and businesses who are looking to raise money by doing a variety of fun activities.

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Fundraising Intern (North England)

This internship role is based in Widnes and will work closely with the Senior Regional Fundraiser - North to help deliver and develop the charity’s diverse fundraising portfolio in the area. The intern will assist in supporting local families, individuals and businesses who are looking to raise money by doing a variety of fun activities.

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Events Intern

We are looking for an intern to work closely with the events fundraising team to help deliver and develop the charity’s diverse fundraising events portfolio. The intern will assist our Events Fundraiser to support fundraisers who are looking to undertake challenge events. You will also work on special and high-profile projects within the events portfolio. Please send your application to [email protected]

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Fundraising internships

We have several internship opportunities within our fundraising department both at our Head Office in Buckinghamshire and within our Regional Fundraising Teams. Read about Femke's internship experience.

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Groups for Young People

Our Groups for Young People meet regularly at our offices throughout the country during school term time. We are looking for volunteers who can offer support, and who enjoy working with young people and joining in their activities. All volunteers will be asked for references and an enhanced DBS check. If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact us in the following areas:

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Bereavement support teams

We need enthusiastic volunteers to support the work of the Bereavement Support Team across the country. We offer free support and information to bereaved children and young people, as well as those facing bereavement, up to the age of 25, and their families. Volunteers will be part of our Bereavement Support Team, which offers both group and one-to-one bereavement support to children, young people and their families.

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Bereavement Services

Our telephone support and information service are reinforced by a team of regular volunteers who answer calls from families and professionals. We also have a team of volunteers working in our family support programme. All staff and volunteers working with children require significant training and DBS checks, which we provide for free. If you are interested, please email [email protected] or call 01494 568 900.

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Digital Media Manager

Digital Media Manager Terms: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week Based: Head office, Buckinghamshire or a London office (1 day per week required at Head Office if London based) Salary: £30,000 per annum

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Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Still Birth - Second National Conference

This conference focuses on the important issue of Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Stillbirth, and implementing the March 2019 Version 2 of the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle. The stillbirth rate in the UK is high relative to other similar European Countries, it has been demonstrated that the implementation of key interventions can lead to reductions in the stillbirth rate in line with the national ambition to reduce the number of stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal deaths and brain injuries th

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Caldicott Principles & Information Sharing in End of Life Care

Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken, Independent Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council, (Chairman 2012-2017) & Caldicott Guardian at Marie Curie are pleased to announce this Conference which will focus on Information Sharing and Caldicott Principles in End of Life care. Following the success of our previous Caldicott Guardian National Conferences, and feedback from our regular Caldicott Training Masterclasses, this conference will focus on developing your role in co

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Peripatetic Bereavement Support Practitioner: Teesside

Peripatetic Bereavement Support Practitioner Terms: 37.5 hours per week Based: Teeside Salary: £28,000 pa: fixed term contract until 31st August 2022

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Bereavement Support Practitioner: Leeds

Bereavement Support Practitioner Vacancy Terms: 18.75 hours per week (3 year fixed term contract) Based: Child Bereavement UK, Brooklands Court, Tunstall Rd, Leeds LS11 Salary: £24,000 per annum (pro-rata)

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Bereavement Services Team Lead: Leeds

Bereavement Services Team Lead Terms: 37.5 hours per week (3 year fixed term contract) Based: Child Bereavement UK, Brooklands Court, Tunstall Rd, Leeds LS11 Salary: £30,500 p.a.

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