Sands is a volunteer-based organisation providing individualised care from one bereaved parent to another, giving them support and hope for the future, following the death of a baby.
We are a welcoming, inclusive and compassionate community where bereaved parents and their families can honour and remember their baby and connect with others who’ve had similar experiences.
Our aim is to meet bereaved parents wherever they are, physically, or emotionally, when their pregnancy has ended, or their baby has died – whether recently or many years ago. We’re in your local community, on the phone, or online.
Sands provides information resources on grief and loss to the wider community – family, friends, workplaces – and advocates for greater awareness of the importance of a healthy grieving process for bereaved parents.
We are the voice of bereaved parents, assisting government and the community to understand and respond to the impact of pregnancy and infant loss.
Today our 60+ volunteers provide peer-to-peer support services for bereaved parents around the clock through our national support line, email, live chat and local face-to-face support groups. We also provide support and training for healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care and support bereaved parents receive.
Phone: 1300 072 637