Children and young people often struggle to cope or express their feelings, when their brother or sister dies. We provide support to siblings through the gifting of age appropriate books to families across Scotland about the loss of their brother, sister or twin. This is due to the incredibly generous support of one family, who wanted to do something to remember their precious daughter, Lyle.
We also have a twin and multiple loss support group for families. A place to get support and meet others who have experienced something similar. More information is available here.
This is Lyle’s story:
“In August 2019, our world was shattered when one of our newborn baby twin daughters, Lyle, died suddenly and unexpectedly at home aged only 22 days old. Lyle’s death was so sudden and such a shock. This was hard enough for my partner and myself to get our heads round, but we also had a 5 year old daughter to consider.
Our daughter is an incredible girl but she found the loss of her sister challenging. As her mum, all I wanted was to make things right for her and access the right support.
We felt that we could make a difference to other families so we approached Held In Our Hearts and set up ‘Lyle’s Light’- a fund for bereaved siblings in memory of our beautiful baby girl Lyle.” Jamie Cameron.
Details of all the books that are available for gifting to families across Scotland are below. If you would like to order any of these books please go to our Shop page to make your selection and we will send them out to you.
You can also get in touch with Richmond’s Hope, who offer support to bereaved siblings through play therapy in Edinburgh and Glasgow.