Each Sands doula workshop is run by a skilled facilitator who uses film, audio clips, presentation, discussion, reflection and group exercises to enable participants to develop their knowledge, insight and skills to provide high quality, sensitive support to parents whose baby dies before, during or shortly after birth.

“I really cannot speak highly enough of this workshop.  It's left me feeling pretty emotionally "full", which I expected, but it surpassed my expectations in terms of the content, the mix of media and learning tools, and Lisa's truly excellent and professional facilitation.  I feel privileged to have attended and will most certainly recommend this training to all of my colleagues who work in birth.” Ly, Doula workshop participant, Cardiff

“Doulas have an important role to play when supporting expectant parents who experience the death of their baby, and when supporting parents in subsequent pregnancies who may need additional support. We hope our new doula workshop will positively add to the already excellent care that doulas give.”  Sands Improving Bereavement Care Manager

Sands offers evidence based and skills focused bereavement care workshops for doulas. The parent experience runs throughout each workshop, with a guest parent speaker, film, audio and parent quotes.

The day was exceptional and will change the way I support all families, not only grieving ones.” Doula workshop participant

The course was extremely valuable”, Tortie, Doula workshop participant

Day plan

​Timing 09:30 – 16:30 (6 Contact hours)

“Very good day, nice break for group activities and I have learnt plenty of new information that I can take with me in my role and personal life.” Doula, Hull



How to book

If you are a doula or are involved with a doula network and want to book training in your area, please contact Sands: training.professionals@sands.org.uk