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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 2018

Meetings will NO longer take place in the Hilton, William Street.
They will now be held in DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN (previously known as the Glasgow Thistle)


Monday 5 Februar‬y ‪2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room, DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN,

Monday 12 March‪ 2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room, DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, Scotland‬

Monday 23 April ‪2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room, DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, Scotland‬

Monday 21 May ‪2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room, DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, Scotland‬

Monday 25 June‪ 2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room, DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, Scotland‬

Monday 20 August ‪2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room,
DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, Scotland‬

Monday 17 September ‪2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room, DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, Scotland‬


Monday 29 October ‪2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room, DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, Scotland‬

Monday 26 November ‪2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room, DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, Scotland‬


Monday 10 December ‪2018‬ 1800-2000, 8th floor meeting room, DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
‪Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, Scotlan‬d

Please share this with bereaved parents you know. If you would like to attend, please let us know via private message or email

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.