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. Read more

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. Read more

Research study recruiting participants

A Western Sydney University research project looking into parents' experience with complementary medicine after stillbirth is recruiting participants who've experienced a stillbirth in the last 36 months. Read more

2020 Support Group dates

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

Live chat Christmas hours

There'll be some changes to our live chat service schedule over the Christmas and New Year break. Read more

Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Roundtable

Sands and Red Nose last month attended a Department of Health roundtable to assist in determining how $4million of newly announced funding should be best spent to address perinatal depression and anxiety as well as bereavement following pregnancy and infant loss. Read more

News from the Stillbirth National Action Plan Roundtable

On 2 December Sands participated in the Minister for Health's stillbirth round table meeting, convened to further develop the National Action Plan to address stillbirth. Read more

40 years of Volunteering at Sands

This December, on International Volunteer Day, we are celebrating the long history of Sands, and the amazing contribution of hundreds of volunteers across our support services, running our events, contributing their skills to our committees and our Board. Read more

New funding for a national stillbirth awareness public health campaign

Sands Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today that they have awarded significant new funding to launch a national stillbirth awareness campaign. Read more

Walks to Remember across Australia

Our sincere thanks for your support of our Walks to Remember, Wave of Light and Community events around Australia this October. Read more

Saving babies’ lives - Safer Baby Bundle

The Safer Baby Bundle eLearning Resources launched today by Health Minister Greg Hunt, have the specific goal of reducing the rate of stillbirth from 28 weeks’ gestation by 20 per cent over the next three years. Read more

Researchers find grandparents hit with 'two lots of grief'

Early in 2019 grandparents from the Sands community participated in research by The University of Adelaide into grandparents' experiences of grief after stillbirth. The project's researchers have published their initial findings. Read more

Victoria’s first state Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Service

Victoria’s first state Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at Melbourne Museum on Tuesday 15 October. Read more

Sands welcomes the Federal Government’s response

We commend the Government's priorities to reduce the rate of stillbirth in Australia and to provide the best possible support services for families. Read more