Any family who has benefitted from the dedicated one-to-one support from one of our outreach bereavement support workers, will know what a huge difference this can make. It helps their recovery, their ongoing wellbeing and improved mental health and helps them learn to live with the loss of their precious child.
Counselling and the various therapies used has equipped many adults and children with lifelong coping strategies. Psychotherapy can unlock the potential to live a positive and rewarding life in the face of such a painful and devastating experience.
Our befrienders offer more than just a listening ear and conversation with someone with a shared experience. They offer hope and that is invaluable! Anyone who has linked with a befriender and built a relationship with them will understand just how important this service is in helping them navigate their new world.
We heard about some amazing funding awarded to us over the past couple of weeks supporting support activity and we want to shout about how grateful we are.
A National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund for £10,000 towards our Next Infant Support Programme
The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Chair, Kate Still: said: “In these unprecedented times, it’s heartening to see the way Scottish communities are coming together to provide each other with support. I would like to congratulate The Scottish Cot Death Trust on their award which is testament to the incredible efforts of their staff and volunteers. National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is making such a difference.”
We also received £4,500 from Hugh Fraser Foundation towards our Next Infant Support Programme
We want to also thank Russell Trust for the funding towards our education programme Back to Basics Back to Baby from Paristamen who have provided funding for our general charitable work.
A huge thank you to all! We look forward to sharing news about our work with you over the coming months.