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 offer 2 support meetings. General Support meetings and Pregnancy/Parenting After Loss.
We meet monthly for General Support, 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:
- 15th January 2024
- 19th February 2024
- 18th March 2024
- 15th April 2024
- 20th May 2024
- 17th June 2024
- 15th July 2024
- 19th August 2024
- 16th September 2024
- 21th October 2023
- 18th November 2024
- 16th December 2024
Parenting/Pregnancy After Loss runs online via Zoom on the first Thursday of each month from 8pm until 10pm.
If you would like to attend, please email us on email@example.com and let us know which meeting you would like to attend.
All 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.
For other ways we offer support, including our Online Community and our Bereavement Support App, visit https://sands.org.uk/support.
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.