Group Support 'I think from the moment I went to my first Sands support meeting, things began to look up. I am now always referring people to Sands, knowing how much of a difference the group has made to me.' – Tanya With the spread of the Covid-19 virus and our commitment to prioritising the safety of all bereaved parents, volunteers and staff within the Sands community, please note many of our face-to-face group meetings are currently taking place online. By registering your attendance for one of our online support meetings you will have the opportunity to ‘meet’ with other grieving parents, listen to their stories and share your own if you feel comfortable. Each meeting is facilitated by a volunteer parent supporter – themselves a bereaved parent – who is trained in providing grief support to bereaved parents. Our facilitators are empathetic, non-judgemental, and are passionate about creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment for you, no matter the type of loss you’ve experienced or how long ago it was. To learn more about what to expect at a Sands online support group meeting, download our 'What to expect' notes. Upcoming support meetings In person Adelaide (Torrensville) - Wednesday 19 May at 7pm Brisbane (New Farm) - Wednesday 12 May at 7pm Melbourne (Reservoir) - Tuesday 4 May at 7.30pm Perth (Kensington) - Tuesday 18 May at 7pm Sydney (Rozelle) - Wednesday 12 May at 7pm Online Stillbirth/newborn death Tuesday 4 May at 7.30pm Men's support Wednesday 5 May 7pmPregnancy loss group Thursday 13 May at 7pm General support group Monday 17 May at 8pm Termination for medical reasons Wednesday 19 May at 7pm Pregnancy after loss Wednesday 26 May at 8pm Please register to attend all support groups by emailing [email protected] We will send you the Zoom link prior to each online event.