Welcome to North and East London SANDS. We are a group of bereaved parents, here to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, and to improve bereavement care.

Evening support group

This group supports bereaved parents and other family members no matter where they are on their journey of loss.

It’s held on the last Tuesday of the month, 7-9 pm

Nest Room, Lift Youth Hub, 45 White Lion St, London N1 9PW.


Daytime group

This group focuses on those pregnant or trying again after a loss. Please note that children may be present at these meetings.

Themes we have covered in the daytime group include:

  • raising a rainbow baby
  • anxiety during pregnancy
  • how to get support from family and friends
  • ways to mark your baby’s anniversary
  • bonding with your new baby
  • coping with feelings of guilt

The daytime group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 10:30 to 12:30 at

The Walter Sickert Community Centre, Canonburt Crescent, off Essex Rd, Islington N1 2FB

Fertility group

This group is an informal meet-up for those who suffered the loss of a baby and are also dealing with fertility problems. (These are held quarterly and information on date and venue can be accessed on our facebook page)

Other events

We also hold other events to help families honour the memory of babies who have died. These include our Wave of Light walks and an annual Christmas service.

For more information about upcoming events, please check our facebook page

Do you need help right now?

If you are in need of support, please contact us either by email or via our facebook page . We try, whenever possible, to respond to emails within 48 hours.

If you are in urgent need of someone to talk to, you can ring the national SANDS helpline on 0808 164 3332.

If they are closed, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123.

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