A survey of parents conducted by Sands in 2018 found that nearly 50% of bereaved employees questioned were not advised about their pay or leave entitlements and did not feel supported by their employer.

If you are interested in finding out more about Sands’ Bereavement in the Workplace Training, join us for an introductory taster session.

Bereavement in the workplace

We understand that conversations surrounding pregnancy and baby loss, and bereavement, can be difficult including in the workplace. We deliver specialist workplace training to support both employers and employees on bereavement and safely returning to work following a loss.

Our resources help companies of all sizes to empower, encourage and support their colleagues, and ultimately, to remain productive by thriving in their workplace. Being prepared to support colleagues affected by bereavement is vital to their physical and mental wellbeing. As many as 70% of bereaved parents report clinically significant psychological symptoms including anxiety, PTSD and depression.


What you can expect from the session:

  • An introduction to Sands and how we support your employees
  • Meet and greet with your expert training team
  • 30 minute taster with Sands’ training team exploring topics around obligations and entitlements in the workplace, communication guidance and best practice
  • Live Q&A session – an opportunity to ask questions surrounding loss and the best way to support colleagues
  • Opportunity to sign up for a full training package


Event details

Date and time: 14th October 2021 at 10am

Location: MS Teams – secure details will be provided

Price: £30 per person* or £50 for two. The ticket can be redeemed against the cost of the membership when you sign up for any package after the session.

*maximum 2 participants per company

Limited availability: 40 places


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NatWest Group

“This session will be of great value in providing information as well as support, and in giving line managers the confidence to have the conversations needed. I really like how the session was aimed at both parents and line managers/ colleagues, so that perspectives can be shared.”


Meet the team

Clare Worgan

Clare Worgan

Clare’s previous career was in civil engineering as a project manager, however when her daughter was stillborn she was inspired to become a midwife and started her midwifery degree the following year. 

Early in her midwifery career, Clare realised her passion for bereavement care and joined the team at Sands, initially as a Trustee and now as the Training and Learning Resources Manager.

At Sands Clare leads the Training and Education team, who provide a wealth of training and tools for various professional groups including healthcare staff, charity volunteers and employees in the public and private sector.

Clare is an advocate for high quality bereavement care and passionate about opening up conversations around baby loss and bereavement.  From her personal and professional experience, she knows how difficult it can be to talk about bereavement, especially in the workplace so is dedicated to helping people find the words so that they feel confident when working with the bereaved in any setting.


Victoria Luk

Victoria Luk

Vicky has worked in health and medical research organisations for over 10 years, collaborating with partners and organisations to accelerate improvements in access to care and support. Leading on Sands’ partnerships and philanthropy, Vicky and her dedicated team focus on raising awareness and fundraising to transform the baby loss landscape forever.


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