Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Year 3 Awardee

Love Loss and Living Training

Type of initiative funded: Therapeutic


Key priority area: Other


Funding awarded: £9800


Project description:

In 2018 Barnardo's Scotland and Shared Parenting Scotland (SPS) delivered a training and support programme in Dundee to fathers experiencing trauma, bereavement and loss through separation from their children. The Love Loss and Living training was then piloted in Edinburgh in 2022 for both fathers and mothers. We ran courses in both Edinburgh and Glasgow in 2023. SPS now proposes to make training & support available to Aberdeen parents. The training focuses on the love parents have for their children, how to understand and manage the grief/trauma of being separated from children and how to continue to live a healthy balanced life going forward.