Sands New Zealand offers several Closed Facebook Groups for online chat support. These chat groups can be a great way to connect with other grieving parents across New Zealand, and to seek support and ask questions anytime.
To join the online chat groups you will need to request to join, answer a few questions and agree to abide by the page guidelines set by Sands NZ. These questions and guidelines are required to ensure the groups provide a safe and respectful place to grieve and share. The groups are moderated by Board Members of Sands NZ to ensure the guidelines are being followed.
Sands NZ offer the following chat groups:
- Sands New Zealand – Bereaved Whānau Chat
- Sands New Zealand Bereaved Dads Chat
- Sands New Zealand Bereaved Grandparents Chat
- Sands NZ Bereaved Whānau Information Page
A link to the Sands NZ website with information about the chat groups can be found here: http://sands.org.nz/onlinesupport.html