Face to face and online peer Support Groups


Join other families who have experienced a loss similar to yours. You are not alone. We are here for you.

‘I think from the moment I went to my first support meeting, things began to look up. I am now always referring people to Sands, knowing how much of a difference the group has made to me.’ – Tanya

We are so sad that you have reason to enquire about or register for one of our online support groups. We hope that you will find a welcoming, safe space to experience support and connectedness within our community of bereaved parents who have also experienced the heartbreak of a baby or young child dying, a baby being stillborn, a pregnancy loss or medically advised termination.

Our groups are held on a monthly basis and are up to two hours in duration. Our support groups are co-facilitated by two (wherever possible) specially trained peer supporter volunteers, counsellors, peer support team members or a mixture of any of these. We cannot comment on any medical issues raised by bereaved parents.

Online support group guidelines

In Person support group guidelines

Upcoming support meetings




Wednesday 17 August 6 pm

Stillbirth/Newborn Loss Group

Wednesday 21 September 2022 10 am

Register to attend support group - for ACT-specific groups




Monday 5 September 2022 6 pm

Stillbirth & Newborn Loss Group


Monday 26 September 2022 6 pm



Tuesday 6 September 2022 7.30 pm


New Farm

Wednesday 14 September 2022 7 pm



Tuesday 20 September 2022 7 pm

Register to attend support group - for all other states


Stillbirth & Newborn Loss Group

Tuesday 6 September 2022 7.30 pm VIC/NSW time

Men’s Online Group

Wednesday 7 September 2022 7 pm NSW/VIC time

TFMR Group

Tuesday 13 September 2022 7.30 pm NSW/VIC time

Wednesday 21 September 2022 7 pm NSW/VIC time

Pregnancy Loss

Thursday 8 September 2022 7 pm NSW/VIC time


Tuesday 27 September 2022 7 pm NSW/VIC time

Pregnancy After Loss (PAL)

Wednesday 28 September 2022 7.30pm NSW/VIC time

Register to attend support group

We will send you the Zoom link prior to each online event.

Last reviewed: 6/2/23