York Sands offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, or any one that dies shortly after birth for any reason.

We run two types of meetings at the Bereavement Suite at York Hospital, the first of which is for newly bereaved parents. It is an opportunity for parents to meet others & form friendships in a relaxed atmosphere over a cup of tea/coffee, so just drop in between 10am and 12pm, on the first Wednesday of each month.Forget me not

The second type of meeting that we host are for parents who are further on their journey, contemplating trying for another baby, or are pregnant and would like extra care or reassurance. These meetings are held on the third Monday of each month between 8pm and 10pm. It is advisable that, prior to attending the evening meetings, you please contact our befriender on 07821605112 to ensure that these meetings are suitable for you. These meeting focus on parents further down their journey,who are maybe considering that next baby, or who are pregnant with their next baby and need support.

They are for parents who have decided to contact SANDS after a long period of time. If you would like to attend this meeting please contact the SANDS mobile on 07821605112 to arrange. we have been unable to host these meeting this year, so we are trying to reintroduce them, but by appointment only.



We occasionally hold meetings for fathers. Please contact us if you are interested.

The meetings are run by Kim : Sands befriender who are experienced in this field.


You can find our next meetings, along with a map to York Hospital, in the side bar to the right.
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Please feel free to Contact Us or call the York Bereavement Services on 01904 725445 if you have any further questions.