Leeds Sands

Local Support

Our monthly support meetings, for bereaved parents, family and friends are facilitated by Sands trained Befrienders.  They are an opportunity to meet with others who have been through a similar experience.

We offer emotional support (with Sands trained Befrienders in attendance) to listen, help, guide and give comfort if your baby has died during pregnancy, at birth, or soon afterwards.

WHEN: The meetings take place on the third Monday of each month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

WHERE: We meet at Leeds Roundhay Quaker Meeting House, Street Lane, Leeds, LS8 2BW

You don't have to book to attend.

The meeting room is at the rear of the building through the right-hand gate on Street Lane. There is no designated car park, but there is parking on Street Lane and in the surrounding residential streets.

We know how daunting it can feel to come along to your first support meeting and so you are welcome to bring along a partner, friend or family member to support you. 

If you would like to find out more before coming along to one of our meetings, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at Support.Leeds@sands.org.uk

Forthcoming meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Monday 17th June 2019 - Quaker Meeting House
  • Monday 15th July 2019 - Quaker Meeting House
  • Monday 19th August 2019 - Quaker Meeting House
  • Monday 16th September 2019 - Quaker Meeting House
  • Monday 21st October 2019 - Quaker Meeting House
  • Monday 18th November 2019 - Quaker Meeting House
  • Monday 16th December 2019 - Quaker Meeting House

We know that these meeting dates might not be suitable for you, or you may wish to speak to someone about your baby today. You can always access immediate support from the Sands Helpline team on Freephone 0808 164 3332.

Sands also have a Bereavement Support App that you can download which gives support via the AppStore or Google Play

We offer a range of support, including direct peer support at local meetings, or telephone support by a trained peer befriender. There is also a wide range of resources available for free from Sands. These include:

For more information and resources for bereaved parents and healthcare professionals, visit the Sands website.