Who are Birmingham Sands?

Birmingham SandsBirmingham Sands are a voluntary group of mums and dads whose baby or babies have died. We offer emotional support to anyone who has lost a baby or babies during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards. Although every experience is different we understand how devastating the death of a baby can be.

Whether your baby has died recently or some time ago, the effects of grief can be overwhelming leaving you with feelings of shock, disorientation, isolation and exhaustion.

It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope. Therefore, whenever your baby died we are here to offer support, understanding, comfort and a listening ear.

We also offer information, advice and support to family, friends, health professionals or anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby.

How can we help you?

When your baby dies you are suddenly faced with having to make decisions you never expected to have to make. We are here to offer you support and help right now, and in the weeks and months ahead.

As parents we know how important memories of this time are. You may need time to think about what is right for you.

Many parents feel that although other people can sympathise, parents who have experienced the death of a baby can offer real understanding of what you are going through.

If you would like to talk to a local befriender or maybe meet with other parents, please call our helpline number on 07709 425001 or email one of our befrienders at support@birminghamsands.org.uk

Please note that we at Birmingham Sands are all volunteers and as such our helpline is not staffed 24hrs a day. If you do need support please leave a voicemail or E-mail and we will aim to reply within 48hrs.

Alternatively please Here or search for SANDS where you will be able find support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others.

You will find an informal network of support, understanding, encouragement and friendship.

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