Mobile App Helping Families through Bereavement

The app has been created by Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, for families who have experienced death of a baby. It aims to support and help bereaved parents and families find answers during the most challenging of times. The app can also be used by healthcare professionals, who would like to know how best to support bereaved parents.

The Sands Bereavement Support app contains information and resources about stillbirth and neonatal death for:

  • Bereaved parents (heterosexual and same sex couples) 
  • Family and friends
  • Grandparents 
  • Professionals

Download it now - simply click below

Sands Bereavement Support App on Google Playands Bereavement Support App on Apple Store

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The app includes information and support resources for bereaved families about:

•    How you might feel
•    Making decisions when your baby has died 
•    When a baby dies before labour begins 
•    Telling other people 
•    Supporting children 
•    Finding support from others 
•    Getting support for yourself 
•    Partners' feelings 
•    Returning to work 
•    Understanding grief 
•    Sexual relationships after the death of a baby
•    Another pregnancy 
•    Certificates and Registration 
•    Deciding about a funeral and/or a post-mortem 
•    Saying goodbye to your baby 
•    What to say/what not to say

The app contains links to the Sands website where you can use find local support groups near you, details of Sands Freephone helpline 0808 164 3332 / helpline@sands.org.uk and ways to share your story. 

It also includes links to resources for professionals to support bereaved parents and information about Sands’ work to improve bereavement care and promote and fund research that could help to reduce stillbirth and neonatal death in the UK.

We hope our app helps bereaved parents and families to know that they are not alone and that Sands is there to offer support and advice to anyone affected by the death of a baby for as long as they need it. We hope the app inspires others to support bereaved parents and families.