Hull and East Yorkshire Sands

Local Support

Our Monthly Support Group

Hey Sands meet monthly, on an informal, friendly and relaxed basis at Double Tree Hilton Hull, 24 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8NH on the first Wednesday of each month from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. 

**UNFORTUNATELY OUR MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS HAVE BEEN CANCLED DUE TO COVID-19** PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY OR FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR EVENT UPDATES, WE AIM TO RESTART IN SEPTEMBER 2021!. **

Forthcoming meetings are scheduled for the following dates, but please note this may change:

  • Wednesday 1st September 2021
  • Wednesday 6th October 2021
  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021
  • Wednesday 1st December 2021
  • Wednesday 5th January 2022

Our meetings are facilitated by local Befrienders, who are trained by UK Sands and are bereaved parents themselves. Although we do not offer a formal counselling service, we do all have empathy and experience, to help you feel less isolated.

If you prefer to just come along and be with others and prefer not to talk, that is okay. There will never be any pressure to share anything you are not comfortable with.

You are welcome to come along whenever it feels right for you. Whether you are newly bereaved, or it has been some time since your baby has died, you will always be welcomed.

 

If our local support groups aren’t for you, we have a number of other support groups:

National Support

We can offer telephone support by a trained peer befriender. There is also a wide range of resources available for free from Sands. These include:

Abbies Fund supplies memory boxes to the hospitals in Hull and East Yorkshire, however Sands are able to supply if required using the link above.

For more information and resources for bereaved parents and healthcare professionals, visit the Sands website.

 

We are really sorry, but we are unable to offer meetings at the moment. You can always access immediate support from the Sands Helpline team – their contact details are below.

We offer a range of support, including direct peer support at local meetings, or telephone support by a trained peer befriender. There is also a wide range of resources available for free from Sands. These include:

For more information and resources for bereaved parents and healthcare professionals, visit the Sands website.