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No matter how supportive your family and friends are, contact with another parent who has gone through a similar experience can be a source of great help in learning to live with the loss of a baby or babies and in overcoming the enormous sense of isolation parents can feel.  

Tamba Bereavement Support Group (BSG) can help in a number of ways. Helen Turier, Support Services Manager, talks about Tamba's Bereavement Support Services.

 

Below is some feedback that has been received about our Bereavement Support Network

'I just wanted to take the time to thank you. I was very moved by talking to you. It was the first time in over 6 months since we lost Matt* that someone got me and truly empathised with regard to the pain of losing a twin, and I could really relate to many of the things you shared, it really did bring me great comfort to talk to you and I am fortunate that TAMBA and you run this service and you are willing to give so much to help others. You are doing amazing work, thank you for throwing me this lifeline.'

*names have been changed

The Tamba BSG Facebook Page

The Tamba Bereavement Facebook Page was formed to provide some support for parents who have suffered a loss of one or more multiple, either during pregnancy or post-pregnancy.

All parents on this page are united in their sad loss and provide peer to peer support. Whether it be the loss of a twin, both twins, a triplet or all triplets or loss from a quad pregnancy this secret Facebook Group is a safe place where you can share with each other in a kind and respectful way. The loss of a child at any age has to be the toughest challenge any parent will ever meet. And as parents, we would like to support you both in the early days and in later days and years. You are most welcome to post on the page but please be mindful that everyone on the page is at a different stage in their grief. The Facebook page is moderated, by the BSG team.  Entry to the group is via invitation only. To apply contact the Bereavement Support Team (Helen, Louise & Sharon)  by emailing support-team@tamba.org.uk

If you have any questions about Facebook Group or Tamba BSG  you can email us at the Support Services team 

Some of the facebook support group members explain how the group has helped: 

'On a bad day, this lovely groups provide a lifeline. On a good day, I try to provide one for others. Sometimes it just helps to talk to someone who understands what you have been through, what you are going through and what you have yet to face'

'Being part of this group reminds me that I am not alone in my grief and that I will always be a mummy to my boys'

'I find the support I have from this group a huge help. It really helps to know that I'm not alone and that there is a 'safety net' when I feel like I'm falling. It's nice to support others too on here when I'm feeling strong, we all help each other. I too was nervous to join the group in case it came up on my timeline but of course, it doesn't but am glad I did join even though I wish I didn't have to. No one judges and we're here for her and each other' 

Our Twinline listeners are also available 365 days a year between 10AM-1PM and 7-10PM. If you wish to speak to someone, please call 0800 138 0509.