Due to a technical issue, the Sands Forum is currently unavailable. We apologise for the inconvenience and we are working to get it back online as soon as we can.


If you are looking for immediate bereavement support, please contact the Sands Helpline on 0808 164 3332 or helpline@sands.org.uk


Alternatively, you can visit the support section of our website for more information about support available in your area.



When a baby dies bereaved parents can feel very isolated. They don’t usually know anyone else who has had a similar experience. Support from family and friends can sometimes fall away soon after a baby has died.

The Sands Online Support Forum provides a safe space for bereaved parents to connect with each other and share their feelings 24 hours a day.

Many bereaved parents have told us that it really does help to speak to others who are bereaved following the death of baby, and reassures them that they are not alone.

As well as supporting parents, the forum is available to other members of the family, including siblings (over the age of 14) and grandparents.

Some people feel unable to write anything at first, but can find great comfort from reading about other people’s experiences.  

It takes just 24 hours to activate a new account once you have registered.

Visit the Sands Online Support Forum.