We offer free support to anyone who has been affected by pregnancy loss, no matter how long ago.

Monthly open support meetings

SPRING runs monthly open support meetings for informal peer support and are facilitated by fully qualified counsellors giving bereaved parents and families the opportunity to meet with others, in a safe, respectful, confidential environment. The meetings are friendly and relaxed and open to anyone who has experienced the death of a baby, either in pregnancy, at, or shortly after birth.


“I first went to an Open Support Meeting just two months after I lost my son Dominic. I didn’t know what to expect – how many people would be there – what was expected of me. I went to the meeting full of apprehension, but with a need to meet others who knew what I was going through. There were about half a dozen people there and although everyone’s circumstances varied I took comfort from the similarity of feelings and emotions in the room – it helped to ease the loneliness and reduce the niggling doubts about my own sanity.”

Open support meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of every month between 10am – 11.30am at St Mary’s Longfleet Church Centre, Kingston Road, Poole, BH15 2LP.

For further information Tel: 0300 019 8752

Counselling Services

Support for baby loss at any stage of pregnancy or birth, whatever the circumstances and however long ago.

A fully comprehensive counselling service is available for all bereaved families within Poole, Bournemouth and surrounding areas. All counsellors are fully qualified and adhere to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy guidelines (BACP).

Counselling sessions are held at:

Maple Place, St Mary’s Maternity Unit
St Mary’s Road
BH15 2JB

Maple Place is located in the gravel car park adjacent to the maternity unit.

They are also held online or by telephone.

Contact: Karen Stevens

Telephone: 0300 019 8752


SPRING Coffee Mornings

SPRING coffee mornings take place every month in a cafe, providing an informal and relaxed environment for bereaved parents and relatives to meet over a coffee and cake.

Coffee mornings take place at 10.30am on the third Saturday of each month at The Hub on the Heath.

The Hub, Adastral Square, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1DF