Relaxing Retreats for Bereaved Families

Baby Loss Retreat aims to relieve the emotional and psychological suffering of families and individuals who suffered early birth bereavement.

Baby Loss Retreat

Baby loss retreat was set up to help families trying to cope with the death of a child. It was founded in February 2018 by Julie Morrison and Bryan Morrison who lost their daughter Erin, Erin was stillborn in 2003 at 37 weeks. Julie & Bryan started this retreat free of charge for bereaved parents throughout Scotland. By providing a quiet environment to help couples talk about their experience.

3 retreats located across Scotland

Tucked away on the edge of the small village of Coaltown of Balgonie in the centre of The Kingdom of Fife. The panoramic uninterrupted views on this south facing cottage makes this the ideal location for families to reflect and spend time together.

Nestled on the lovely banks of Auchenreach Loch, Crocketford the second retreat is a family-owned tranquil getaway surrounded with wide-open spaces near Dumfries and Galloway. The third retreat is located near Inverness deep in the Scottish Highlands with a haven of peace and tranquillity. A wild and natural setting surrounded by lovely views and hosts a peaceful family atmosphere.

Events and Support

We host various events throughout the year from Kiltwalks to afternoon tea. Our latest events can be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We are here for you

We are a local charity offering counselling and support to families who have suffered any baby loss resulting in miscarriage, stillborn, neonatal death and IVF. As parents who have suffered a stillborn in 2003, we understand the needs and help to others. We are a 24 hours service offering counselling and care.

In addition to this care, we offer 2 days respite free of charge in a peaceful location to help with the grieving process and reflect as a family. After a loss, we find it hard coping in relationships or dealing with family life as we are grieving after the death of a baby and sometimes we find it difficult to focus on the future or situation that may arise. The retreat is a safe environment and peaceful to help to reflect.

Baby Loss Retreat understands the need for care after the loss of a child is very limited and work with the families to improve this. There is no time limitation to this amount of care.

Listening Music Therapy (L.M.T.)

Delivered via a group or 1-1. A fun interactive & tailored programme to help individuals access & express emotions. Sessions promote self-soothing & self-regulating strategies.

We noticed more and more clients, particularly males, struggling to access and express their emotions making it difficult to fully engage with counselling intervention. From this we developed our Therapeutic Music Group using listening to music to teach emotional intelligence.

If you feel you child need support after baby loss please reach out and talk to our staff and we can arrange appointment.

Our testimonials

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Aulay review is Lorraine has helped me good. Lorraine’s music therapy has been such an amazing help for Aulay he’s worrying much less and Lorraine has helped Aulay with ways to process his emotions and feelings.

– Aulay & Manda

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Our son was given support through LMT after the loss of his baby sister. Lorraine gave our son an opportunity to create a memory box for her and helped him decorate and fill it with things that mean the most to him. They also created a playlist of songs to help him remember his sister and chose his favourite which he listens to at home. LMT also gave our son a chance to talk freely about how he was feeling and as a result, he is much happier and confident in himself now. Thank you so much to Baby Loss Retreat and to Lorraine for providing such an outstanding service for children and for supporting our family through such a difficult time.

– Jack & Heather

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Just met one of the girls today from this group and actually never heard of them up until now. And what an amazing thing they do for such a delicate time.

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Would just like to say a huge thank you to baby loss retreat for sending us on a 2 day break away after the loss of our twin babies. We are going through the worst time of our life’s at the minute and just to get away for a couple of days to relax and reflect on everything has helped us. The work that Julie and Bryan do is amazing and it is so comforting to know that they are people you know you can speak to if you are having a bad day or whatever, we will be looking forward to attending fundraisers and events in the future and hopefully give something back to the charity after the help that they have provided us, thank you again, guys, and keep doing what you are doing ❣️???