Joining an online group is a cost effective way for you to receive professional support, advice, and get a space to ask your questions of a professional and of other parents.
The online groups are facilitated by Mel Scott (Link to about Mel). Each group is run to strict guidelines, to protect the participants and ensure their emotional safety. Please see below for details of the different groups, and their aims to help you choose the most appropriate group for you.
Online groups are run using Skype. You will need to download Skype and have a microphone and speakers on your computer. You must book at least 24 hours in advance as places will be limited to ensure that parents receive the support that they need. Some groups are run as a closed group for a time limited period. For these groups you will need to pay for the 6 weeks to book your space.
Each group runs for 60 minutes once a week. Spaces are limited so it is essential that you book in advance. Each group costs £5 per person.
Please see below for days and times of the groups.
Recent loss of baby/child (within the last year). – closed group, running for 6 weeks. The aim of this group is to enable parents to learn some techniques that will help to support them through the first few months after a loss.
Monday 7pm – 8pm UK time
The next pregnancy – closed group running for 6 weeks. The aim of this group is to help parents who are pregnant again following a loss. Parents can expect to explore techniques that can help them to manage their feelings during this pregnancy, finding hope and reducing anxiety. Parents will find a safe space to discuss their feelings with others who understand.
Monday 8.30pm – 9.30pm UK time
Grandparents/other relatives and friends affected by a loss – Closed group running for 6 weeks. The aim of this group is to offer friends and relatives a space to ask questions from a Mum who has experienced 2 different losses, to discuss their worries for the parents who have lost the baby, and learn how to support them. This also offers a space for the relatives to find support as they are grieving too.
Wednesday 7-8pm UK time
Open group – This group is an open group, although spaces are limited so must be booked in advance. This group offers anyone affected by the loss of a baby or child the opportunity to speak about their loss in a group facilitated by an experienced professional. Members may wish to make use of the time to ask questions, discuss possible ways of moving towards the future, talk about more recent experiences for example around the time of an anniversary.
Wednesday 8.30 – 9.30pm UK time