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Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus in Leeds and surrounding areas we have sadly had to make the decision to cancel our support meetings for the time being.

We are however offering online support meetings.  

We run 3 different type of meetings; General Support after Loss, Parenting After Loss and Healing Without A Baby.

If you would like to attend, please email us on support.leeds@sands.org.uk and let us know which meeting you would like to attend.

If you are recently bereaved, we understand the impact that coronavirus will be having on your ability to access the ususal channels of support.  We are able to hold an individual meeting with you online and support you this way.  Please email us if you need help.

If you need bereavement support please contact the Sands helpline on 0808 164 3332 or helpline@sands.org.uk, you can also email your local befriender at support.leeds@sands.org.uk.

For other ways we offer support, including our Online Community and our Bereavement Support App, visit https://sands.org.uk/support. For information about coronavirus, see sands.org.uk/coronavirus



Leeds Sands offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby. 

We are a local group of parents whose baby or babies have died. Although every experience is different, we know how devastating the death of a baby can be. 

Your baby may have died recently or some time ago. Whenever your baby died, we are here to offer support, understanding, comfort and a listening ear. 

We also offer information, advice and support to family, friends, health professionals or anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby.

Leeds Sands meet monthly, on an informal, friendly and relaxed basis at Leeds Roundhay Quaker Meeting House, Street Lane, Leeds, LS8 2BW on the third Monday of each month from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. 

Forthcoming meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

  • all meetings are online only, please email the above address to express an interest in attending

Our meetings are facilitated by local Befrienders, who are trained by UK Sands and are bereaved parents themselves. Although we do not offer a formal counselling service, we do all have empathy and experience, to help you feel less isolated.

If you prefer to just come along and be with others and prefer not to talk, that is okay. There will never be any pressure to share anything you are not comfortable with.

You are welcome to come along whenever it feels right for you. Whether you are newly bereaved or it has been some time since your baby has died, you will always be welcomed.

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.