Local Support
Aberdeen SANDS is one of more than 150 self help support groups which exist nationwide. Support is provided by letter, telephone,email or by 1-1 contact with a SANDS befriender who has direct experience of loosing a baby. The Aberdeen group is run by a committee of bereaved parents - we have no office and are funded through our own efforts to raise money and donations. A quarterly newsletter is produced by Aberdeen SANDS which details group news and gives dates and venues of forthcoming meetings.

National SANDS:
Aberdeen SANDS has close links with National SANDS which has its head office in London and is a registered charity. The address is: SANDS, 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY. It is from there that a confidential help line service is offered by trained councillors. The help line number is 0207 436 5881. For administration or publications, contact 0207 436 7940. A forum can also put families with similar losses in touch - visit