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Red Nose Remembrance Service

Our friends at Red Nose extend a warm invitation to you and your family and friends to join them for their annual Red Nose Remembrance Service.

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Author: Janelle Moran

Sands Response to the Draft Stillbirth National Action Plan

Our response to the draft Stillbirth National Action Plan includes a number of measures to ensure the plan improves bereavement care across the country. Find out more.

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Author: Janelle Moran

New volunteer parent supporters needed!

We're looking for new volunteers to facilitate support groups around Australia. Could you be our newest facilitator?

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Author: Janelle Moran

How Sands helped in 2017–18

4000

bereaved parents supported through our National Services

1000

Healthcare Professionals trained on supporting bereaved parents

300

active Volunteers across Australia

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Upcoming events

  • Community coffee - weekday

    Join us online for an informal chat with other members of the Sands community. Read more

  • Book club

    Ever wanted to join a book club but been unsure if you can commit to reading a book every month? Then Sands Book* Club (*with Movie Option) is for you! Read more

Parent stories

  • Tricia: I am the face of newborn death

    Tricia and Steve lost their twin sons Andrew and Jarrod at 30 weeks in 1989, with both boys only living a few hours each. Read more

  • Anne: I am the face of miscarriage & infertility

    Sadly, very soon after seeing two healthy heartbeats, Anne suffered a miscarriage, claiming the lives of the two babies who would have grown to call her 'Mum'. After 12 harrowing years of IVF and another 17 failed embryo transfers, Anne never fell pregnant again. Read more

  • Jess: I am the face of newborn death and miscarriage

    Pregnancy loss has been a repeated trauma that has cost this couple the life of their otherwise healthy newborn son as well as three subsequent first trimester pregnancies. Read more