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Recruiting volunteer support group facilitators in Victoria

We're currently looking for volunteers to train as peer support group facilitators in Bendigo and several Melbourne locations.

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Author: Janelle Moran

2020 Support Group dates

With 2020 upon us, find out when and where you can access face-to-face support group meetings this year.

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Author: Janelle Moran

Hospital to Home Update

We're thrilled to announce that the contracts have finally been signed to kick-start our pilot Hospital to Home program in 2020.

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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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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 boy 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