We are so sorry that you find yourself here, but we are very glad you’ve found us.
Pregnancy and baby loss affects all communities, but we know that some can face additional barriers when looking for support. That's why we have created a safe space for black parents, family members and others.
Sands is here to support you for as long as you need and support is available in many different ways.
The Sands National Helpline provides a safe and confidential place for anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby. Whether your baby died long ago or recently, we are here for you. The team are available to speak to on the telephone from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 6pm to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Please note we are not open during bank holidays unless stated on the website.
The telephone helpline is free to call from landlines and mobiles on 0808 164 3332.
You can also email the team at email@example.com or you can download our Bereavement Support flyer for Black families and communities.
If you have suffered baby loss and require support or want to know more about our work and how to get involved, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrice and our work to date
Online support meetings
You are not alone
Ryan, a bereavement counsellor, sat down with bereaved dads, Donald and Tunji, as they shared their experiences of loss, men’s mental health and the importance of reaching out for support.