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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.

Gifts Of Remembrance bereavement photography training


We are delighted to announce dates for two more Gifts Of Remembrance bereavement photography training days on Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th May 2015 at Dunadry Hotel, Antrim.
Below are some comments from the evaluation forms from the GOR training days in October 2014. • To encourage others to gain knowledge and skills I have achieved today • Important that all staff should feel confident in taking photographs • Gives tools, builds confidence. People came saying ‘I’m not very good at taking photos’, but they caught some lovely moments and increased their confidence • It highlights the importance of taking plenty of photographs • To enable colleagues to help parents and families who are bereaved • Invaluable • This is essential for all midwives to have these skills • To give them confidence in this area • You think differently about your practice/care of parents and their little angel • To understand what bereaved families want when going through hard times • Yes –Absolutely! Found it a wonderful day with Rachel and Steven. Totally invaluable • The knowledge I have gained today is priceless • It has been the most beneficial training throughout my career. Such a simple approach has the greatest impact – a small touch that leaves a lasting impression • It was very enjoyable, and it is a very important part of caring for families of babies that have passed away - how to approach and how to help parents deal with this very difficult situation • Very worthwhile day. I feel it would be extremely beneficial for all staff to have had this training and put it into every day practice BOOKING IS FREE AND IS NOW OPEN If you are a health professional or a member of staff working in maternity or neonatal wards/units and would like to learn how to provide lasting and precious photos for parents, then click on the link to book your place on your preferred date. Each of these days are separate, complete workshop training days and certificates of attendance will be provided. SandsNI is funding both of these training days and booking is free. Click on the links below to book your preferred date. PLEASE BOOK ONE PLACE PER PERSON. For 27th May https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=15597349091 For 28th May https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=15597390214 OR email steven.guy@uk-sands.org