UK Sands Support

Sands National Helpline

0808 164 3332

The Helpline is for anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby and wants to talk to someone about their experience. Opening times are 10am – 3pm, Monday – Friday, and from 6pm-9pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Most of the people who call the Helpline are parents whose baby has died. Their loss may have been very recent, or may have happened many years ago. We also welcome calls from:

Relatives: grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles or friends
Health care professionals: GPs, health visitors, hospital staff, mental Health workers
Other professionals involved with bereaved people: clergy, funeral directors
Employers who have a bereaved parent returning to work.
The Helpline team are there to listen and give support. They can advise you about finding local help, whether from a Sands group or other counselling services, and have information about other relevant support organisations.

You can email the Helpline directly at

Sands Web Forum

The Sands Forum is an online meeting place for those affected by Stillbirth and Neonatal Death, with a wide range of experiences among its users. For many, the forum is a useful starting point to read others’ experiences and to share their own, as well as to connect with others who have similar feelings.

The link to the forum is