With the spread of the Covid-19 virus and our commitment to prioritising the safety of all bereaved parents, volunteers and staff within the Sands community, Sands has made the decision to suspend all of our face-to-face groups until further notice, commencing today, Wednesday, 18th March.

We remain dedicated to ensuring that all bereaved parents within our community have access to the invaluable peer-to-peer lived experience support provided by our wonderful volunteers and advise that there is no interruption to, or impact on:

• our 1300 phone support line (24/7) and men’s phone support service (by appointment); and

• our online services including live chat, email and closed Facebook groups

We would encourage you to access these supports as you need them.

Full details of these services can be found on our website under the “Find Support” tab.

We do understand that for many of you, your preference is seeking support as part of a group of other bereaved parents, and so as an alternative to our face-to-face groups, we are also finalising plans to offer online support groups. We will provide you with this information over the next few days.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. If you have any questions, please email our Care Services team at [email protected]