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

‘Really valuable workshop for all involved in caring for bereaved families and one that shows you can always continue learning’ Course delegate, Cambridge

The Sands Bereavement care training for multi-disciplinary groups is a great opportunity to pull together different groups of professionals from across different specialties, units and hospitals/community locations to improve communication, understanding of each other’s roles and ultimately bereavement care for parents when a baby dies.
 

Aim of the one-day workshops

To enable bereavement care professionals 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

‘Essential for all caregivers involved with these families, should be incorporated within trust mandatory training within maternity and should include doctors’ Nurse, Cheshire

How to book

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

We also deliver half-day workshop for professionals

  • 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 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. Our half-day courses for midwives offer valuable face-to-face learning opportunities.

Really informative half-day which incorporated some important aspects of behaviours, skills and knowledge needed’ Workshop participant, Canterbury

Really interesting and appropriate to work. Certainly made me consider parent options and communication skills and how I may deal with situations like this in future Course participant, Livingston
 

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.

If you are a Doula and would like more information about Sands training for Doulas click here