Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. We offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others.
You can find their website here: https://www.uk-sands.org/support
Sands Northern Ireland
SandsNI Network has an office in Portadown and 11 monthly support groups run by bereaved parents for bereaved parents.
All our group Befrienders have been trained by Sands to lead the groups and support parents.
Parents can self refer to Sands by simply calling or texting our NI Helpline 07740993450 or the Portadown office 028 39292509 where they can arrange an informal chat with Steven Guy our NI Coordinator.
Our support is offered not forced and is completely free.
You can also find the group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/SANDSNI/
(Please note the Helpline is open 9-4 Monday-Thursday)
This post was originally given to Have you seen that girl? by SANDS NI, in support of Baby Loss Awareness Week 2016.