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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 Groups in Northern Ireland

Anyone is free to come along to a meeting.

You can ring the Helpine for further details first, or just drop in.  All meetings are run on a very informal basis by Sands befrienders and everyone is very welcome.  It is up to each person how they want to use the groups.  Some people come every month and others come only once.  There is no pressure to attend if you don't want to or don't think it is the right thing for you.  There is also no pressure to talk and tell your story if you don't want to.  Many people find it beneficial just to sit and listen, others want to share their story.

The choice is yours.

Antrim - 1st Thursday in Antrim Day Centre from 8.00pm

Belfast - 1st Wednesday in Malone Lodge Hotel from 8pm

Coleraine - Last Wednesday in Pavestone centre, Rugby Avenue from 7.30pm

Cookstown - 3rd Monday in The Beacon Centre, Molesworth Street from 8pm

Derry - 1st Tuesday in Holywell Trust offices, Bishop Street from 7.00pm

Downpatrick - 1st Wednessday in Denvirs Hotel, from 7.30pm

Enniskillen 2 2nd Wednesday, in Hexagon Room, Enniskillen Hotel from 7.30pm

Newry - Last Thursday in Committee room 2, Daisy Hill Hospital  from 8pm

Omagh - 1st Wednesday in Hospital Road Community Centre from 7.30pm

Portadown - Last Tuesday  in SandsNI Office, 82 Thomas Street, Portadown from 7.30pm

1st Thursday of the month at 7:30pm in the Antrim Day Centre.
Contact:  Steven: 97587248977

1st Wednesday of every month at 8pm in the Malone Lodge Hotel
Contact our Helpline for more details

Last Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Pavestone Centre
contact: Joy/Kirsty/Johanne 07957796138


3rd Monday of every month at 8pm in the Beacon Centre
Contact: Edel 07876558096

1st Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm

Befrienders: Caroline, Aureli

Contact: 07801824399

First Thursday of every month.

Enniskillen 2nd Wednesday at 7.30pm
Contact Steven 38392509(office hours)

Last Thursday of every month at 8pm 
Contact: Shivaun 07739427078, Sharon 07759169189, Karen 07510359656


1st Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm 
Contact: Emma/Stephen 07930407604


Last Tuesday of every month at 8pm 
Contact: Steven 97587248977