About Sands

Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK. Sands exists to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it.  

Why we recommend Sands

Sands provides bereavement support services both nationally through its Freephone helpline, mobile app, online community and resources, and locally through a UK-wide network of around 100 regional support groups. 

Sands understand how devastating it is when a baby dies as many of their volunteers have been through the experience themselves. They also know that everyone grieves differently and there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

Each person needs different types of support and this can change over time. This is another reason why Sands range of support services are so valuable. 

Sands works in partnership with health care professionals, trusts and health boards and offers a range of training programmes and bereavement care resources to ensure that every bereaved parent and family receives the best possible care wherever they are in the UK.

Sands supports:

  • Bereaved parents
  • Bereaved grandparents
  • Other family members
  • Friends and colleagues
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Other professionals supporting bereaved families

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