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Support Group

Support GroupIn the days after Jacks death, Jack’s Mum Arlene was desperate to speak to someone like her who had lost a child. Despite searching the internet and calling several help lines, she was unable to find adequate support for bereaved parents in Scotland.

Since October 2013, Brightest Star has held monthly support group meetings in Glasgow for parents who have lost a child. There meetings are an informal opportunity for parents to talk about their child, their life and their grief. There is no pressure to talk at the meetings and it does not matter how recent or long ago your child died, what age your child was or what caused your child to die; every bereaved parent is welcome at Brightest Star. As you can see from the videos, the bereaved parents that Brightest Star has supported through the group meetings have found the experience really beneficial.

We understand that it can be daunting coming along to a meeting for the first time and for that reason, sometimes parents bring a relative or friend to their first meeting with them.

If you would like to meet with a bereaved parent but you feel that are not ready to attend a group meeting then Brightest Star can accommodate this through individual meetings and one on one counselling sessions. If you are a bereaved parent and this is something that you would like to enquire about then please email Arlene on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS GLASGOW 2017

  • Monday 16 January 2017 Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 20 February 2017, Clyde Suite Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 27 March 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 24 April 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 22 May 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 26 June 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 31 July 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 28 August 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 1 October 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 30 October 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 27 November 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000
  • Monday 11 December 2017, Don Suite, Level 3, Glasgow Hilton, William Street, 1800-2000

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS EDINBURGH 2017

  • Wednesday 1st February 2017, Radisson Blue, The Royal Mile, 1800-2000
  • Wednesday 22 March 2017, Radisson Blue, The Royal Mile, 1800-2000
  • Wednesday 3 May 2017, Radisson Blue, The Royal Mile, 1800-2000
  • Wednesday 14 June 2017, Radisson Blue, The Royal Mile, 1800-2000
  • Wednesday 16 August 2017, Radisson Blue, The Royal Mile, 1800-2000
  • Wednesday 27 September 2017, Radisson Blue, The Royal Mile, 1800-2000
  • Wednesday 1 November 2017, Radisson Blue, The Royal Mile, 1800-2000
  • Wednesday 6 December 2017, Radisson Blue, The Royal Mile, 1800-2000 

If you know anyone who has lost a child, it doesn’t matter how long ago they lost a son or daughter, what age they were or what they died from, please share this with them and all your friends. If people don’t know about Brightest Star then we can’t support them. If anyone would like more information on Brightest Stars support meetings, then please feel free to get it touch.

COUNSELLING

Brightest Star provides free one to one or couples counselling for parents, grandparents or adult siblings at our base in Pavillion 3, St James Business Park, Linwood. If you would like to arrange an appointment please call us on 0141 428 3132. The office is not always open so please leave a voicemail or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.