Sands offers, evidence based and skills focused bereavement care training for interpreters. Each workshop can have up to 20 participants.

Aim

To enable interpreters to develop the knowledge, insight and skills to facilitate effective and sensitive communication between health professionals and parents who experience the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth. 

 

The parent experience runs throughout each workshop, with a guest parent speaker, film, audio and parent quotes.

Quotes from participants:

“It is great to be able to attend this training. I enjoyed it and learnt a lot from it and it's good meeting other interpreters, sharing experiences and finding out about Sands and the support they give”

“This reflection helped me to evaluate my performance as an interpreter. I got a clearer idea of how to improve my interpreting performance in the future”

“That was a very beneficial course. I will use the knowledge I gain today in my work especially in difficult and traumatic situations, like a child's death”