Welcome to the Derby Sands Website The death of a baby is a totally devastating experience. The effects of grief can be completely overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling a whole range of emotions including numbness, isolation, exhaustion, guilt, anger, deep sadness and depression. It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are ever going to cope or live your life again. Here at Derby Sands we understand what it's like because we have all experienced the heartbreaking loss of one or more of our precious babies. We are here to offer comfort, emotional support and practical help and information when you need it. We are so sorry that you have had to visit our web-page but are glad that you have found us. Kate Ives, Chair of Derby Sands. Derby Sands offers face to face support at our monthly meetings and email support in between - email derbysands@outlook.com. If you need telephone support please call the National Sands helpline on 0207 436 5881. The helpline is open Mon to Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm and Tues and Thur evenings 6pm – 10pm
Supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives
Created by Barry Thompson © 2010 - 2019 Derby Sands, all rights reserved
5 April 2019
Charity registration number 299679
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW SUPPORT MEETING VENUE Our support group meetings are held on the second Tuesday night of each month, 7.30pm - 9.30pm at WEA (Workers Educational Association), The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB and are open to anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby. For further information please click here ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click here to download an application form if you wish to apply to have your baby's name on our Derby Sands Memorial