Newcastle Sands

Local Support

Our monthly support meetings, for bereaved parents, family and friends take place on the first Monday of the month from 8.00pm to 9.30pm and are facilitated by Sands trained Befrienders.

With the Sands trained Befrienders in attendance, they are an opportunity to meet with others who have been through a similar experience. We offer emotional support, to listen, help, guide and give comfort whether your baby has died during pregnancy, at birth, or soon afterwards.

We know that attending your first support meeting can be daunting. You are more than welcome to come earlier at 7:45pm, where we can arrange to meet you at the front entrance, so we can talk you through what to expect and meet our Befrienders.

WHEN: The meetings take place on the first Monday of the month from 8.00pm to 9.30pm

WHERE: We meet at Tesco Community Room, Brunton Lane, Kingston Park, Newcastle NE3 2FP

Our next meetings are noted below.

We know that these meeting dates might not be suitable for you, or you may wish to speak to someone about your baby today. You can always access immediate support from the Sands Helpline team – their contact details are below.

We offer a range of support, including direct peer support at local meetings, or telephone support by a trained peer befriender. There is also a wide range of resources available for free from Sands. These include:

For more information and resources for bereaved parents and healthcare professionals, visit the Sands website.