Who we are
Sands is the miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate across Australia, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby; working to improve the care bereaved parents receive by healthcare professionals and breaking the silence and taboo of baby death in today's society.
Sands volunteers offer a real sense of understanding and hope; they too have been through the devastating loss of a baby.
An estimated one in four pregnancies (93,000) ends in miscarriage in Australia each year, while approximately 2,500 babies are either stillborn or die in the first 28 days after birth. Despite the fact that the death of a baby affects so many Australians, it remains a topic that is rarely spoken about in public.
What we do
Sands provides support, information and education to bereaved families and healthcare professionals across Australia.
We provide peer to peer services for bereaved parents around the clock through our telephone support line, email, local support groups and online live chat. For information on our support services click here.
We are here to provide vital information to bereaved parents following the death of a baby. This also includes real life stories from other parents and our wider community. For more information on miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, click here.
We are here to provide support and training for Healthcare Professionals and Funeral Home Directors to ensure bereaved parents are provided with appropriate care and support. For more information, click here.