Sands Auckland Central Inc. is a parent run group supporting families, throughout the Auckland region, who have experienced the death of a baby at any gestation, and under any circumstance. All volunteers are also bereaved parents. Sands offers empathy and understanding. We are not counsellors but do importantly offer an opportunity to share experiences, talk and listen. The Sands group allows for recognition, acceptance and expression of our babies and our grief.
Sands can offer:
- Support Packs containing information leaflets
- Telephone and one-on-one support
- Opportunities to meet other parents
- Support Group meetings
- Library books
- Expressions magazine
Parents and their families who experience the death of a baby, in pregnancy, birth, as a newborn, and those who may be subsequently pregnant, are welcome to contact us.
We aim to offer support items, such as support information packs, inkless kits and special memory booklets, to parents through Auckland City, North Shore and Waitakere hospitals.
We are also able to offer support packs or special memory booklets directly to parents and families or through independent LMC’s. These items can be an important part of the memory building process as there is often little time available to spend with our babies. Please contact us if you would like more information.