Sands has a range of training and learning opportunities for professionals, these have been developed to build the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective care for families when a baby dies.


Sands webinars are hosted live and are ideal for any professional or student working in maternity services, neonatal care or in the community with bereaved families.  The webinars cover the key principles of excellent bereavement care and are designed to support professionals during COVID19 when face to face training is restricted.

At the end of each session participants will understand what good bereavement care looks like and know how best to support bereaved families in their care.

The voice of bereaved parents and the needs of professionals supporting them are at the centre of the learning materials, which include video content and links to useful tools and research. The session will last 2 hours and will include the following topics:

  • The parent experience
  • Grief, loss and trauma
  • Effective communication
  • Memory making
  • Enabling informed choice
  • National Bereavement Care Pathway
  • Support for health care professionals

Upcoming webinars will be held on:

  • 4 November, 10.00am-12.00pm
  • 10 November, 2.00pm-4.00pm
  • 26 November, 2.00pm-4.00pm
  • 3 December, 10.00am-12.00pm
  • 9 December, 10.00am-12.00
  • 15 December, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Tickets for the webinars are free and available to book via Eventbrite 4 weeks prior to the webinar date. 

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For more information or to enquire about about a bespoke webinar for your Trust, organisation or University please contact us at


Training Workshops

Sands training workshops support any professional working with families who have experienced the death of a baby. Our expert trainers have extensive experience of bereavement care and so can work closely with delegates as they develop knowledge and skills.

Our workshops are interactive and include the following modules:

  • The family’s experience of pregnancy, birth and death
  • Effective communication skills
  • Grief, loss and trauma awareness
  • Enabling informed choice
  • Implementing the National Bereavement Care Pathway
  • Pregnancy following loss
  • Support and resources for staff

Sands workshops can be used as CDP for revalidation purposes.

Sands face to face workshops are currently postponed due to COVID19 however if you would like to find out more about bereavement care and training, please contact us at

Online Learning

Royal College of Midwives E-learning

One Chance To Get It Right: Bereavement Care is an e-learning course for RCM members which aims to develop awareness, knowledge and understanding of the importance of providing parent-led, sensitive and empathic care for parents whose baby dies before, during or shortly after birth. It will focus specifically on losses from late miscarriage to 28 days of life.  It is not intended to replace face-to-face training which facilitates the development of skills in this important area of care.

To access this online course visit here

National Bereavement Care Pathway E-learning

The National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) e-learning module has been developed by a collaboration of charities, professional organisations and people with first-hand experience to improve bereavement care after miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, termination of pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis, stillbirth, neonatal death and sudden unexpected death in infancy.

Visit here to access the NBCP E-learning



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