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Bereavement/Dying  > Support  > Sands

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Sands offers miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support through:

  • Phone Support - Talk with a parent supporter on our national 24 hour telephone support line on 1300 072 637
  • Email support - Our parent supporters are also available via email [email protected]  
  • Online Live Chat Support - Online support from a parent supporter is available through live chat. Details can be found at
  • Fathers support services - Support service where you can speak with a male parent supporter.
  • We also offer a face to face support group specifically for men. Details can be found at
  • Monthly meetings - Held in metropolitan and regional areas, these local support groups are run by, and for bereaved parents
  • Memorial services - Held annually, these non denominational services provide an opportunity for family and friends to celebrate the lives of babies who have died.
  • Factsheets and other information - We also have a collection of fact sheets to help those affected by pregnancy and infant loss.
  • The can be found on our website below.
  • Education - Sands can provide education sessions in hospitals, clinics, universities and other organisations

Sands is a national not-for-profit organisation that offers support services when a baby dies before, during or soon after birth.

Sands specially trained parent supporters are volunteers who have experienced the loss of their baby and are using their understanding to help others through their journey.

An estimated one in four pregnancies (approx.106,000) ends in miscarriage in Australia each year, while 3000 babies are either stillborn or die in the first 28 days after birth. Despite the fact that the death of a baby affects so many Australians, it remains a topic that is rarely spoken about in public.

Address Suite 4, 670 Canterbury Road
Surrey Hills VIC 3127
Tel 03 8595 2400