Sands offers evidence based and skills focused bereavement care workshops for doulas.

Each Sands doula workshop is run by a skilled facilitator who uses film, audio clips, presentation, discussion, reflection and group exercises to enable participants to develop their knowledge, insight and skills to provide high quality, sensitive support to parents whose baby dies before, during or shortly after birth. The parent experience runs throughout each workshop, with a guest parent speaker, film, audio and parent quotes.

“I really cannot speak highly enough of this workshop.  It's left me feeling pretty emotionally "full", which I expected, but it surpassed my expectations in terms of the content, the mix of media and learning tools, and Lisa's truly excellent and professional facilitation.  I feel privileged to have attended and will most certainly recommend this training to all of my colleagues who work in birth.” Ly, Doula workshop participant, Cardiff

“Doulas have an important role to play when supporting expectant parents who experience the death of their baby, and when supporting parents in subsequent pregnancies who may need additional support. We hope our new doula workshop will positively add to the already excellent care that doulas give.”  Sands Improving Bereavement Care Manager

The day was exceptional and will change the way I support all families, not only grieving ones.” Doula workshop participant


“Very good day, nice break for group activities and I have learnt plenty of new information that I can take with me in my role and personal life.” Doula, Hull

Timing 0930 – 1630 (6 Contact hours)

Aims, learning outcomes and day plan

Cost £850

How to book

If you are a doula or are involved with a doula network and want to book training in your area, please contact Sands:

Please contact us to discuss if cost is prohibitive as we may be able to find a solution to meet your needs.