Bereavement Support App
The Sands Bereavement Support app was created for anyone who has experienced the death of a baby.
It aims to help bereaved parents and families to find the right information and support at the right time. The app can also be used by healthcare professionals, who would like to know how best to support bereaved parents and their families.
The Sands Bereavement Support app contains information and support resources for bereaved parents, grandparents, families and friends, about:
- saying goodbye to your baby
- returning to work
- making difficult decisions
- having a funeral for your baby
- sexual relationships after loss
- another pregnancy
- how to support children
- and much more
The app contains links to the Sands website with details of local support groups across the UK, ways to share your story, Sands bereavement care resources for professionals as well as details of our work in research and prevention.
Dr Clea Harmer, Chief Executive at Sands, said: “We are delighted to be able to launch the first mobile app for bereaved parents and families. We’d like to say a big thank you to Nicole Regan-White for her years of tireless work and coming up with the idea which was inspired by her baby daughter Jessica.
"We hope that the app helps bereaved parents and families to know that they are not alone and that we are here to offer support and advice to anyone affected by the death of a baby for as long as they need it. We also hope the app will provide help and advice to others in how to support bereaved parents and families.”