Supporting you

We hope you and your families are managing to stay safe and well during these unprecedented times.


We continue to offer support to bereaved parents living in the Brighton and Worthing area through our befriender service. 


Join our support groups


We run support groups, where parents can share their experiences with other parents who have also lost a baby. The dates for 2023 are:



Wednesday 16 August

Wednesday 20 September

Wednesday 18 October

Wednesday 15 November

Wednesday 20 December



Please leave a message via our Facebook page Brighton and Worthing Sands or email us for more details of how to join.


Call us


If you would like to speak to one of our befrienders, please leave a message via our Facebook page and someone will call you back as soon as possible. 


If you would like to speak to someone more urgently, you can also call or text the Sands national helpline on 0808 164 33 32. 


Email us


Please email us and one of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible


Other support


Many Sands members have found that collecting and creating keepsakes can provide a lot of comfort and is a lasting way of remembering your baby. Here are some of the ideas we have found useful.


Some Sands members have recommended books they found helpful. 


You are not alone in your experience - read the personal stories of other bereaved parents. 

Need to talk?

If you're a bereaved parent living in the Brighton and Worthing area you can speak to one of our trained befrienders, either face to face, on the phone or by email. 


07502 763863


All our befrienders are trained volunteers who have lost a baby. Find out more about the support we offer. 


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