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The impact of social isolation this Mother's Day

If you're grieving the loss of a baby, Mother’s Day can be a painful date on the calendar. During this time of COVID-19, the extra isolation of being separated from family, friends and wider support networks may feel very tough.


Author: Janelle Moran

How Sands has prepared for COVID-19

Some of you reading this newsletter will already be experiencing significant impacts from this pandemic. We are thinking about you all and hoping for a quick return to normality. We've made some changes to help Sands through this challenging period, but we need your support.


Author: Janelle Moran

Changes to funerals as a result of COVID-19

The Federal Government recently announced limits on public gatherings to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus. These restrictions apply to funerals and unfortunately may affect the way bereaved parents plan and conduct a ceremony for their baby who has died.


Author: Janelle Moran

How Sands helped in 2017–18


bereaved parents supported through our National Services


Healthcare Professionals trained on supporting bereaved parents


active Volunteers across Australia

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Upcoming events

  • Caring for bereaved parents in the time of COVID-19

    A forum for health professionals caring for bereaved parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

  • Community coffee - weekday

    Join us online for an informal chat with other members of the Sands community. Read more

  • Connecting as a Couple in your Grief

    Join us on Thurs 4th June as we support each other in finding way's to okay and explore connecting as a couple in your grief. Read more

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 both 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