Support & Links

SOURCES OF SUPPORT:
(Please click on the names of the organisations)

- Sands
020 7436 5881 (Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, plus Tues & Thurs 6pm-10pm)
- Sands Leaflet: Saying Goodbye to Your Baby
- Sands Leaflet: When a Baby Dies Before Labour Begins
- The Lullaby Trust (previously known as FSID)
0808 802 6858 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm & 6pm-10pm weekends & bank holidays)
- Samaritans
08457 90 90 90 (24 hour)
- Cruse Bereavement Care
0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm)
- Child Bereavement Trust
- Towards Tomorrow Together
- Aidan's Elephants - supporting bereaved parents in the UK
- Saying Goodbye
- You could also call your GP during their normal hours
- The Bereaved Employee: Returning to Work
- NHS Scotland's Moodjuice... Bereavement Self Help Guide

SUPPORT FOR DADS:

- Grieving Dads Project
- Little Footprints
- Sands Leaflet: Mainly for Fathers

SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN & TEENAGERS:

- Child Bereavement Trust
- Winston's Wish
- Young Minds
- Grief Encounter Project
- Still Standing: Children & Grief
- Sands Leaflet: Supporting Children When A Baby Has Died
- Saying Goodbye: Children & Grief
- Teen Grief
- Helping a Teenager Deal with Grief
- Ages and Stages of Grief
- Saying Goodbye: Talking to Kids About Death
- Letting Children Share in Grief

Books for children:

- We Were Gonna Have A Baby, But We Had An Angel Instead
- Someone Came Before You
- Dealing with Loss: A Workbook for Kids


BLOGS:
- Silent Love - a mother's blog following her story of recurrent stillbirth due to a rare placental condition
- Marvellous Macho's Year of New Things - a bereaved mum and dad trying new things in memory of their son
- The Stars Apart (formerly Dear Finley) - a mother's letters to her little boy and other aspects of life after loss
- Will Carry On - Erin (and Aaron) blog about their journey through recurrent loss and also provide details of resources to help other bereaved parents
- Stirrup Queen's List of Blogs (aka the Stirrup Queen's Completely Anal List of Blogs That Proves That She Really Missed Her Calling as a Personal Organizer) - hosts lists of blogs relating to loss, fertility etc
- Life After Leela - a mum writes about her life after losing her little girl
- Lost and Found - an area to make connections with other loss blogs
- Facets of Life - Lori writes about life after loss, some very thought-provoking and apt posts here

 WEBSITES:
Gabriel's Garden - a beautiful site where a mum photographs flowers in memory of lost children
- The Sacred Seashore - a place to honour the memories of children and babies gone too soon
Alexandra's Angel Gifts - an excellent site for baby memorial cards, gifts etc
Christian's Beach - CarlyMarie writes names in the sand of children gone too soon in memory of her son Christian
- Centre for Loss and Trauma - Dr Joanne Cacciatore's site and blog with resources and help for dealing with loss
- MISS Foundation - a community of compassion and hope for families who have lost a child at any age
- CarlyMarie Project Heal - a beautiful site for support
- Tiny Wings - a mummy writes names on pebbles and in the sand for other bereaved families, in memory of her daughter Isabella
Saying Goodbye - organising nationwide (UK) remembrance services for pregnancy and infant loss
Cheeky Chums (tiny clothes) - making clothes for babies lost at all stages in pregnancy
- How I Came to Hold You - the website and blog for a new SANDS book looking at the stories of 17 families who have gone on to have a child after a loss


Please feel free to let us know any organisations, blogs or websites you have found helpful- we would be glad to add them here. You can comment below or email us at lossthroughthelookingglass@gmail.com

2 comments:

  1. I think this site is wonderful. It's great that you have found each other and have come together to share your stories. I am so sorry for all your losses. 10 weeks ago, I delivered my daughter Maya at 35 weeks. She died 9 hours after birth due most likely to the distress she suffered during labor and delivery. I have started a blog to document my journey towards healing and I'd love for you to add it here: www.happinessatthecore.com

    In addition, my husband also writes at www.daddyofanangel.com on loss from a father's perspective.

    I will continue to follow this blog and I am sending you all love and support.

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    1. Thank you for your comments on the blog. I am so sorry for the loss of your little girl Maya. We will check out your blogs and we would be happy to add them to the links here. If there is ever a post you would like to post here also, please let us know.

      I would also recommend checking out the Dear Finley blog and joining their blog hop - this is another great way of sharing blogs. You can find them here: http://dear-finley.blogspot.co.uk/

      Clara x

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