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

‘Useful working in groups & actually thinking about how to communicate with bereaved parents & how you could put that into action within your own practice. This has been very useful to my practice. It feels that I have actually achieved/learned a lot in one day.’ Midwife, North Devon

 

Bereavement care is often the area that midwives feel less confident in. Luckily most staff don't encounter it on a regular basis and there is a great fear that they will do and say the wrong thing. This course would be very beneficial to staff working in all areas of maternity to give them the confidence to work with these families. It contains relevant up-to-date information and also allows time for discussion and personal experience. Sands provides a safe, supportive environment to allow all these areas to be explored.’  Jane Laking, Bereavement Support Midwife, Whittington Hospital, London

AIM OF THE ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS

To enable midwives to develop the knowledge, insight and skills to provide high quality, sensitive care to parents who experience the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth.

Maximum Capacity 20 participants

Timing 0930 – 1630 (6 Contact hours)
 

DAY PLAN

‘I really think this training should be available for all midwives and doctors who deal with parents in this situation.’  Midwife, Chester

 

HOW TO BOOK

To book or for more information contact: training.professionals@uk-sands.org.

WE ALSO DELIVER HALF-DAY WORKSHOP FOR MIDWIVES

  • Half-day Course Version 1: For up to 20 participants and under
  • Half-day Course Version 2: For up to 40 participants and under

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 Midwives to gain the essential knowledge and insight to provide sensitive care to parents who experience the death of a baby. 

I found this extremely helpful, I am very happy that I attended and will use the skills touched upon in the future’ Midwife, Romford

Fantastic course, many valuable points to take forward to practice. Many thanks, Midwife, Leighton
 

TIMINGS AND SESSION PLANS FOR HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS

Each half-day is 3 ½ hours long (3 ½ contact hours)

Please contact us to discuss if cost is prohibitive as we may be able to find a solution to meet your needs.