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

‘An excellent day. An excellent facilitator. Should be compulsory for all student midwives and midwives’ Student midwife, Cardiff.

It is essential that student midwives get the opportunity to receive training in how to best care for bereaved families whilst they have support from the University and their mentor in practice.  The result will be midwives who will qualify with a sound knowledge and skill base to build on, to ensure bereaved families receive the care they need’ Julie Jones, Midwifery Lecturer



One Day course

Our one-day course enables student 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.

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Half-day workshop

  • Half-day Workshop Version 1: For  up to 20 participants and under
  • Half-day Workshop 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.

Really informative half-day which incorporated important aspects of behaviours, skills and knowledge needed’ Student midwife, Canterbury.

Enjoyed the session, lots of info to take with me as I move to the next stage of my career. Thank you’, Student midwife, Hull

Timings and session plans

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

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