We exist because there is life after pregnancy and infant loss

24/7 Bereavement Support Line: 1300 308 307

Introducing Heart Strings

We are pleased to launch today a new community membership program from Sands and Red Nose.


Author: Amy Johnston

Treasured Babies Program seeking volunteers or donation and materials

Red Nose’s Treasured Babies Program is run by dedicated group of hardworking volunteers, who aim to support bereaved parents with gifts of handmade clothing, Angel (burial) boxes.​


Author: FIona Jordan

Allow yourself to grieve your baby in whichever way you choose

Edwina's beautiful boy Sebby died from a rare genetic condition at 10 months old. She is now one of our peer support workers and mother of two delightful rainbow babies. She has been kind enough to share her experience of moving forward through the grief


Author: FIona Jordan

How Sands helped in 2017–18


bereaved parents supported through our National Services


Healthcare Professionals trained on supporting bereaved parents


active Volunteers across Australia

Upcoming events

  • Wellbeing Series - Western Australia

    We are pleased to offer our WA families a holistic wellbeing program in locations across Perth, including the regional areas of Esperance and Bunbury. Read more

  • Ways to Be OK forum: Sustaining Families, Friendships & Work Relationships

    People who have not experienced the death of a child often do not know how to help and can, whether through ignorance or insensitivity, make you feel worse. Our community can help you navigate these relationships and explore when to let go. Read more

  • Caring for Bereaved Parents online workshop June

    Book now for our Caring for Bereaved Parents online workshop. Designed specifically for health professional and students, this course will help you give the best possible bereavement care to grieving families Read more

Parent stories