Sands offers RCM accredited, evidence based and skills focused bereavement care training for Midwives. The parent experience runs throughout each workshop, with a guest parent speaker, film, audio and parent quotes.

The aim is to enable midwives to develop the knowledge, insight and skills to provide high quality, sensitive care to parents who experience the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth.

‘Useful working in groups & actually thinking about how to communicate with bereaved parents & how you could put that into action within your own practice. This has been very useful to my practice. It feels that I have actually achieved/learned a lot in one day.’ Midwife, North Devon


Bereavement care is often the area that midwives feel less confident in. Luckily most staff don't encounter it on a regular basis and there is a great fear that they will do and say the wrong thing. This course would be very beneficial to staff working in all areas of maternity to give them the confidence to work with these families. It contains relevant up-to-date information and also allows time for discussion and personal experience. Sands provides a safe, supportive environment to allow all these areas to be explored.’  Jane Laking, Bereavement Support Midwife, Whittington Hospital, London

Maximum Capacity 20 participants (10 minimum)

Timing 0930 – 1630 (6 Contact hours)

Aims, learning outcomes and day plan

Cost £850

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