Our Support Meetings

Many people find that just being in the company of other parents who have shared a similar experience can be comforting. Our monthly support meetings are very relaxed and welcoming. Whatever the circumstances of your bereavement you would be very welcome at our meetings. Everyone who attends has suffered a loss, and there are similarities and differences in all our experiences. We are very sensitive and espectful of this. Everything that is said in our meetings is private and confidential.


The support meetings are facilitated by a trained Sands befriender. If you have not attended a meeting before, but would like to come along, you would be very welcome. All you have to do is turn up. You do not need to share any details if you do not wish to. You are very welcome to bring a friend along to support you if you need to.


If you require support in the meantime, please fill in the contact form with your details and a befriender will get back to you.

Support meetings are normally held on the second Monday of every month. They are usually held in Great Ashby in Stevenage. Please contact one of our befrienders for more information by emailing northherts@sandsvolunteer.org.uk 


If you cannot attend on a Monday evening please do contact us and we will do our best to support you remotely or help you find an alternative Sands support group (e.g. East Herts, Bedford etc)


 The next meetings are:



Monday 13th May – Monthly Support Group, Great Ashby, Stevenage, 8-9.30pm


Monday 10th June - Monthly Support Group, Great Ashby, Stevenage, 8-9.30pm


Monday 8th July - Monthly Support Group, Great Ashby, Stevenage, 8-9.30pm


Monday 12th August tbc - Monthly Support Group, Great Ashby, Stevenage, 8-9.30pm


All events are subject to the availability of our volunteers. Please check the facebook page or contact us for more information and to confirm details before attending any events.



To keep informed of support meeting details,
please join our Facebook group:



You are welcome to contact our befrienders in advance and speak to them in advance of the meetings. All meetings are subject to the availability of our volunteers and we recommend you join our facebook group or make contact via email in case of any changes to the above dates.