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Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK. Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best ...

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Befriender (Baby Loss) Yeovil Area

Organisation role · 1–6 hrs/Week
Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
TrainingBefriendingSupport work
Community & familyHealthWellbeing
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Our befrienders are based in communities across the UK, offering support to anyone affected by the death of a baby, for as long as it is needed.

Detailed description

Our befrienders are based in communities across the UK, offering support to anyone affected by the death of a baby, for as long as it is needed. Working online, face to face, and over the phone, our befrienders have all been touched by baby loss themselves and can give the comfort and hope of shared understanding.

This demanding yet rewarding role is fully supported by Sands, with a full induction training programme, and ongoing supervision and training opportunities. If you are more than two years past your own bereavement and feel like you might be able to support others, why not find out more and apply?

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Sands

Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK. Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it.

Sands provides bereavement support services both nationally through its Freephone helpline, mobile app, online community and resources, and locally through a UK-wide network of around 100 regional support groups.

Sands works in partnership with health care professionals, trusts and health boards and offers a range of training programmes and bereavement care resources to ensure that every bereaved parent and family receives the best possible care wherever they are in the UK.

Sands supports and promotes research to better understand the causes of baby deaths and save babies’ lives. The charity also raises awareness of baby loss and works with governments, key influencers and other stakeholders to make reducing the number of babies dying a priority nationally and locally.

Over the past 40 years, Sands has grown into a national charity with a powerful vision, to create a world where fewer babies die, shared by dedicated volunteers, fundraisers, members, donors, healthcare professionals, partners, staff and bereaved parents and families.