Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK and focus on three key areas:
We support anyone affected by the death of a baby.
We work in partnership with professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care.
We promote and fund research that could help to reduce the loss of babies' lives.
Bereavement support is at the core of everything we do. Some of the services that Sands offer include:
- Helpline for parents, families, carers and health professionals
- UK-wide network of support groups run by trained befrienders
- Online forum and message boards enabling bereaved families to connect with others
- Website and a wide range of booklets, books and other resources
Sands produce a wide range of online and printed resources to support professionals to provide sensitive, empathic bereavement care, focused upon the needs of parents. We also deliver high quality, evidence-based, accredited training workshops in bereavement care to professionals across the country, providing the latest information and support in working with bereaved parents.
Sands believe many babies' deaths could be prevented with better care and information. We raise vital funds for research and work with clinicians and experts to understand why babies die and how to save lives. We also provide policy expertise at government level and campaign to make addressing the tragedy of too many baby deaths a policy priority nationally and locally.
Sands depends on the extraordinary energies of our supporters to raise the vital funds that we need to deliver the wide range of services that we offer. Book your skydive today and start raising funds for Sands UK.