Non-Sands Support Groups

Miscarriage Support

We are a team of volunteers of various ages who have all experienced the loss of our own babies and would like to provide emotional support and information for women and their families during and after miscarriage and subsequent pregnancies
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We offer a wide range of services to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief - whatever the cause, and whatever their age. We also equip, train and support those wanting to assist them, such as friends or family members, community volunteers and professionals.
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Grief Relief, Wellington/Hutt Valley

Experienced and knowledgeable support for parents, families, whanau and others bereaved by the death of a child, of any age or gestation, from any cause, at any time, on any aspect. Support is available face-to-face locally or phone or skype nationally. Three sessions free for families in Wellington and Hutt Valley who used Harbour City, Wilson or Guardian Funeral Homes. Contact: Claire Laurenson at (04) 970-1222 or
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Grief Centre, Auckland

At the Grief Centre, we provide support, advice & counselling to help those affected by grief and loss. The Death of a loved one shifts the whole foundation of our life. Nothing is as it was. Even what was most familiar, seems in a strange way unfamiliar. It is as though we have to learn a new language, a new way of being. Even the face in the mirror sometimes seems the face of a stranger.
The Grief Centre offers Support Groups, and Training Courses.
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SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids is a national organisation of parents, families and friends of children who have died suddenly and/or unexpectedly of any cause including SIDS.
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Forever Present - A gift from Pema & Isla

Care packages for families affected by sudden infant death in Aotearoa New Zealand
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Waipukurau Sids NZ Support Meeting

Runs a support meeting for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby. Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month. Please phone 0800 164455 or Andrea Todd (06) 858-5268 or Racheal Berkahn (06) 858-9681.


Baby Loss NZ

Baby Loss NZ are set up to support parents and their families who live in Manukau and greater Auckland to Thames/Piako and have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. We also support parents facing the difficult decision following a poor prognosis. Baby Loss NZ primarily supports our local hospital - Middlemore - educating staff on the experience of baby loss and providing support items for them to give to parents. Call Sarah on (09) 530-9077 or 027 872-6901
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Dunedin Baby Bereavment Group

Monthly support meetings on the last Tuesday of the month, 10am-12pm, held at the Hope and Sons Bereavement Support Services, 18 Bay View Road, Dunedin.
Contact: Sarah Barton on (03) 476-4126 or
Rose Scott (03) 472-8048 or
Helen Muir on (03) 455-425


International Support:

International Stillbirth Alliance

The International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA), a non-profit coalition of organizations dedicated to understanding the causes and prevention of stillbirth. Its mission is to raise awareness, educate on recommended precautionary practices and facilitate research on the prevention of stillbirth. ISA serves as a centralized resource for sharing information and connecting organisations and individuals.

Australia & New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance
The Australian & New Zealand Chapter of the ISA 


Sids & Kids Australia


MISS Foundation (USA)