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In 2013 in the UK, one in every 137 babies was either stillborn or died in the first 4 weeks of life

Here in N. Ireland, over 3 babies a week are stillborn or die in the first 4 weeks of life.

We support all bereaved parents who have lost their babies, before, during or shortly after birth.

Sands Northern Ireland


Sands is a national organisation, established in 1975. We work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Around the UK, Sands has over 120 groups. These are all organised and run on a voluntary basis by bereaved parents, for bereaved parents.

Sands in Northern Ireland had its own helpline number. There are currently eight groups.  We have brefriending service that covers the whole or Northern Ireland. Some of the services which Sands NI offers are:

Support group meetings for parents

Memorial services

Befriending services

Liaison with local hospitals and health professionals

Fundraising for local and national facilities and services


Sands would like to thank everyone who has helped with the design and setting up of this website.