Aberlour Perinatal Befriending Support Lothian offers emotional support to families in Lothian with babies born at 34 weeks or later who have received care from the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. We are here to support parents during pregnancy and up to their child’s first birthday. We can provide support in the hospital, community or at home.
We match parents with dedicated, trained volunteer befrienders to provide wellbeing support on a weekly basis. We also provide support to access community services and help increase social connections. In addition, our Perinatal Connections app offers a safe, facilitated space for new and expectant mothers to connect with each other and access information and resources whenever they wish.