Essex Sands

Local Support

Our next meetings are noted below. Face-to-face meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month and are at Champions Manor Hall, Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5LJ.

We understand that attending your first support meeting can be daunting. If you feel more comfortable please use the "Contact Us" form, email us at or phone first before attending, so we can talk you through what to expect. You can also contact us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, links to which can be found under the "Local Support" menu on this website.

We know that these meeting dates might not be suitable for you, or you may wish to speak to someone about your baby today. You can always access immediate support from the Sands Helpline team – their contact details are below.

Helpline: 0808 164 3332 /

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.