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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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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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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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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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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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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