Register to Volunteer

Register your interest in becoming a volunteer to help support bereaved families. Read more

Request your friendship day tile

Thank a friend who helped you through your darkest days. Tiles will be shared on the Sands Facebook and Instagram pages. Read more

Friendship Day

On International Friendship Day we want to recognise the important role our friendships play. As a way of thanking our friends who supported us in our grieving journey, whether they are lifelong friends or friendships formed through Red Nose or Sands; this event is a time to celebrate those in our life who we couldn’t have done without. Read more

Multicultural Resources

Pregnancy, neo-natal, newborn and child loss doesn't discriminate. We welcome and wish to support people of all backgrounds. Find a translated document in a language that is suitable for you. Read more

Heart Strings

Heart Strings Membership Program from Red Nose and Sands Read more

Funeral Director Recommendations

Many parents have no idea where to turn when planning a funeral for their beloved baby. Bereaved parents have shared their funeral recommendations with us, which we've listed here for you by state. Read more

Recognition of early pregnancy loss

If you've experienced a pregnancy loss prior to 20 weeks gestation, you may be eligible for a commemorative certificate recognising your loss from your state department of births, deaths and marriages. Read more

Oct 15

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Oct 15 resources

Downloadable resources for our 2020 Walk to Remember Events Read more

Hospital to Home

Sands Outreach Bereavement workers explain how they can support you at this difficult time. Read more

Group Support

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 some of our face-to-face group meetings are currently taking place online. Read more


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we've had to make some important changes to the way bereaved parents can access our support services at this time. Read more

Bereaved Parent Survey - we want to hear from you

A survey of bereaved parent experiences of support and resources following pregnancy and infant loss Read more