Sands offer four one-day workshops run by a skilled facilitator using a variety of training methods to enable participants to develop the knowledge, insight and skills to provide high quality care to parents whose baby dies, either before, during or shortly after birth. All workshops have a strong emphasis on skills-development, particularly in relation to sensitive and effective communication.
All one-day workshops (with the exception of the doula workshop) have been accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
- Sands training for midwives
- Sands training for student midwives
- Sands training for Doulas
- Sands training for multi-disciplinary groups*
* Suitable for all professionals who provide care for parents who experience the death of a baby, including midwives, obstetricians, neonatal and gynaecology ward staff.
‘An excellent day. An excellent facilitator. Should be compulsory…’ Course participant: Cardiff, 2014
Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: Sands half-day in-house course for professionals
- Half-day Course Version 1: For 20 participants and under
- Half-day Course Version 2: For 21 to 50 participants
Our Bereavement Care half-day courses have been awarded professional accreditation from the Royal College of Midwives. They are based on current research, best practice and guidance, and use the voices and experiences of bereaved parents and their families throughout. They aim to enable professionals to gain the essential knowledge and insight to provide sensitive care to parents who experience the death of a baby. They are suitable for all professionals who provide care for bereaved parents.
ONE DAY WORKSHOP - (SANDS HOSTED - OPEN TO INDIVIDUAL BOOKINGS)
Sands host two different one-day workshops: one multidisciplinary day and one day for doulas. Sands host these one-day workshops to enable individuals to access our training.
Our multidisciplinary one-day workshop is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and has a strong emphasis on skills-development, particularly in relation to sensitive and effective communication. It is based on current research, best practice and guidance. The training uses the voices and experiences of bereaved parents and their families throughout.
Designed for student midwives, midwives, obstetricians, neonatal staff, gynaecology staff, sonographers, GP’s, health visitors, chaplains, and any other professional who provides care for parents who experience the death of a baby.
“A very useful course that I am glad I booked on. It has enabled me to feel more confident in supporting bereaved parents.” Course participant, London 2014
We are pleased to announce Sands now offer one-day training workshops specifically aimed at doulas.
The doula workshop has been designed to take participants on a journey that starts with considering the unique impact of grief in childbearing loss. Participants hear a bereaved parents’ perspective from an invited speaker, and look at the wider impact of a baby’s death on parents and their families. They are shown how to utilise sensitive and effective communication skills to support parents at the point of loss and beyond.
If you are a Doula or are involved with a Doula network and are interested in this training, please contact the Sands training team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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