'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 all of our face-to-face group meetings are currently taking place online.

We will advise of a return to in-person meetings when possible. In keeping with our commitment to continue growing our services, some meetings will continue to operate online into the future to ensure more bereaved parents can access this kind of support. 

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.

June's calendar of support meetings

Stillbirth/newborn death

Tues 2nd June - 7.30pm

Men's support

Wed 3rd June - 7pm

Early pregnancy loss

Thurs 4th June - 6pm

General support group (Vic-based)

Mon 8th June - 7.30pm

General support group (national)

Wed 10th June - 7pm

Mon 22nd June - 7.30pm

Termination for medical reasons

Thurs 18th June - 7pm

Pregnancy after loss

Wed 24th June - 7pm

Please register to attend all support groups by emailing [email protected]

We will send you the Zoom link prior to each event.