SANDS Aust state organisations provide mutual volunteer support to parents who have experienced a death of a baby somewhere from conception to just after birth.
Angel Gowns Australia hope to touch the hearts of everyone who has suffered the tragic loss their baby. We lovingly handcraft Angel Gowns from wedding dresses that brides donate because they want to share the love from their wedding day, for our little angels who are born sleeping, who have not survived an illness, or are born premature and don't make it home from hospital. Our Angel Gowns are then gifted to hospitals and directly to families all around Australia. Giving a precious gift full of love, sharing a moment, lasting a lifetime.
Bears Of Hope offers support and guidance for parents who experience the loss of their baby during pregnancy, birth or infancy. Through the donation of a bear of hope, parents are provided with the comfort of knowing they are not alone from the very beginning, and offered significant ongoing support to heal their broken hearts
Pillars of Strength is an Australian first charity which provides Timeout and Support to Dads who have lost a baby.
It was formed to fill a gap in the men’s health and mental health support sector for Dads so they can support others, especially the baby’s mother.
Glow In The Woods
For parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds.We want to be a glow through the trees. www.glowinthewoods.com
Little Angel Memory Boxes is a not for profit organisation that donates ANGEL MEMORY BOXES to parents who lose children through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, infant loss and child death (up to the age of 16 years). Angel Memory Boxes include items to help make the saddest time in a parent's life a little more special. www.littleamb.org.au
Pregnancy Loss Australia (formerly known as Teddy Love Club) is a national support program for bereaved families who suffer the loss of their baby or babies from miscarriage, stillbirth, termination for foetal abnormality and neo natal loss through our early support program and professional support services. The program is the original bear giving program in Australia donating teddy bears and complete care packages to families who suffer the loss of their baby’s in the hope the bear may help to ease the pain of leaving the hospital with such empty arms.
Angel Babies Foundation's mission is to provide timely, appropriate and clinically sound counselling and support to individuals and families touched by the loss of a much anticipated baby, following premature birth or challenged by infertility. It aims to provide educative resources about pregnancy related issues and complications, developed by respected professionals, accessible to all Australians, irrespective of whether they live in cities, towns, rural, regional or remote areas. The core activity is the professional training of counsellors to provide peer support to those experiencing anxiety, the trauma of loss and the full gamut of emotions through the grieving process. www.angelbabies.org.auEarly Birds was created following the birth the owner's son who was 10 weeks premature, weighing 1.276 kgs. They experienced enormous difficulty finding clothes to fit him during his first few months. To alleviate this problem for other parents, they decided to develop a range of clothes specifically for premature and small babies.
CDH Australia is a national not for profit support group for families, friends and health care professionals affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). We have membership spread throughout Australia and are run solely by volunteers. Our organisation supports families expecting a baby diagnosed with CDH, families caring for a child with CDH, adults with CDH and grieving families who have lost a child to CDH. www.cdh.org.au
The Compassionate Friends. When a son or daughter, brother or sister dies, no matter their age or the cause of death, grief lasts for longer than society in general recognises. The death of your child is an unacceptable tragedy and it can take a long time before you regain any sense of normality in your life. At The Compassionate Friends you will find the special understanding of those who have "been there".There is no pressure to talk or not talk, cry or not cry, just a chance to be yourself, to have time-out.We offer a safe haven, a listening and understanding ear, a place where you can let down the mask, and if you wish, talk about your son or daughter, brother or sister who has died. We don’t promise a miracle cure, just comfort and the consolation and hope that broken threads can be picked up again. www.compassionatefriendsvictoria.org.au