Health Professionals- resources

We are stronger when we work together.

Sands Victoria utilises a “community partnership” approach based on the notion of collaboration and shared responsibility, when working with health professionals, donors and sponsors, and when involved with the business and community sectors.

Sands Victoria offers over 30 years of experience in the areas of 1) parental grief support and 2) utilising the unique methodology of a peer-based model of support.

Our choice is to work hand-in-hand with health professionals and multi-disciplinary practitioners working in the community sector. We can develop shared-care plans, take referrals, make referrals, work in partnership for joint-funding applications, partnership projects and networking events.

We work alongside the business sector, where professionals and business owners have an interest in our cause, our promotion, our funding and our services. We have run joint events with the business sector to great effect. We invite people to become donors and sponsors for on-going fundraising and for special events.


Services we offer for health professionals

In-house training
Sands can come to your hospital or clinic to conduct in-service training. This is provided free of charge. In-service training is a useful way for midwives, nurses, obstetricians and other healthcare professionals to understand what grieving parents may be experiencing, and how best to care for them. We also explain how Sands can help you and your patients.

Please contact the Sands Victoria office for in-service presentation/training on (03) 9874 5400 between 9:30am – 3pm weekdays or complete our online request form

Caring for grieving parents in your hospital or clinic
Immediately after the loss of a baby, grieving parents may wish to speak to one of our parent supporters. In some cases, a parent supporter can visit grieving parents in hospital. To request a Parent Supporter visit call us on 03 9874 5400 between 9:30am – 3pm weekdays or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please suggest your clients/patients call our support line on 1300 0 sands (1300 0 72637). We are here to help.

Caring for bereaved parents - eLearning package
"Caring for bereaved parents" is an eLearning package designed for health professionals to learn more about best practice principles in caring for bereaved parents. Click here for more information
This is an Australian College of Midwives endorsed CPD activity. Midwives who complete this activity are allocated 1 MidPLUS Point.

Ordering brochures
For Hospitals and Health Professionals, Sands Victoria provides bulk literature orders. Please click here to download our requisition/order form.

Ordering other literature
To order books or other items, please contact us. Or click here for more information.


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