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 Read more

Introducing Heart Strings

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

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.​ Read more

Introducing our new Community Advisory Committee

​Red Nose Chairperson Craig Heatley is pleased to present our new Community Advisory Committee. Read more

UPDATED: Sands Facebook page now back online

The Sands Australia Facebook page is now back on online after being restored by Facebook overnight. Read more

National Women's Health Survey reveals lack of support around pregnancy loss

The results of Jean Hailes’ annual National Women’s Health Survey have revealed the need for greater support after pregnancy loss. Read more

Red Nose and Sands merge to support more families together

We are pleased to announce that from today, Red Nose and peer support organisation Sands Australia will be merging operations, coming together under one roof. Read more

Victoria announces new memorial certificate to commemorate early losses

Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria, working with Sands, have produced a special memorial certificate by which Victorian parents can remember their babies lost before 20 weeks gestation. Read more

Reframing Pregnancy Loss

Our CEO Jackie Mead joined Dr Bronwyn Leigh and 'Misunderstandings of Miscarriage' documentary-maker Tahyna McManus on ABC Radio's Sunday Extra program recently. Read more

Scenes from our 2020 Walks to Remember

Despite the challenges of 2020, this year's Walks to Remember across Australia once again brought families together (although in some new ways!) to honour and remember their babies and find support in their grieving journeys. Read more

Baby Kiera only lived five hours, but her legacy will last 'forever'

This Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day Victoria and Danny share their story to help highlight how many families' grief has been impacted by COVID-19. Read more

KEMH Memorial Service

Sands' families are warmly invited to attend the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day Service in the King Edward Memorial Hospital Memorial Garden (WA). Read more

QLD Assistant Minister for Health visits Sands staff & volunteers in Brisbane

Sands staff and volunteers in Brisbane were pleased to host a recent meeting at Sands House with the Queensland Assistant Minister for Health, Ms Nikki Boyd. Read more

Parents needed for study about care options & decision-making following stillbirth or newborn death

Researchers at the Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth are designing a resource to aid decision making after stillbirth and newborn death, and are seeking the perspectives of parents to assist in the design of this resource. Read more

New volunteer parent supporters needed!

We're looking for new volunteers to facilitate support groups around Australia. Could you be our newest facilitator? Read more

Sands Response to the Draft Stillbirth National Action Plan

Our response to the draft Stillbirth National Action Plan includes a number of measures to ensure the plan improves bereavement care across the country. Find out more. Read more

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. Read more

Sands Awareness Bracelet

We're delighted to let you know that we've partnered with Francesca Collections to produce a special Sands awareness bracelet in time for Mother's Day 💐 Read more

Callout to past volunteers

As part of our contingency planning for the COVID-19 pandemic, Sands are interested in hearing from previous volunteer parent supporters who may be able to assist us at this time. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Sands and Red Nose Update

As the days go on right now, the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and organisations is continuing to grow. We update you on what this means for Sands and Red Nose right now. Read more