Losing a family member, particularly a child or during pregnancy can be shocking and incredibly isolating. Although the statistics for pregnancy loss are one in four, you may not have been in close contact with someone else this has happened to, so when it has happened to you, where do you turn for support and to help you move forward?
Brisbane have excellent support systems and we encourage all of bereaved parents to utilise these services. Both Sands and Rednose are specific for infant and child loss and provide a 24 hour support line 1300 308 307 – this number is for both services.
There is an open house held at Red Nose/Sands at their Mt Gravatt and New Farm offices which is to support anyone (not just parents) affected by the death of a baby or child. Dates and times below – this is hosted in conjunction with another amazing charity called The Smiley Reilly Project
Tuesdays 10am to 12pm – Red Nose House, 68 Creek Road, Mt Gravatt
Thursday 10am to 12pm – Sands, 505 Bowen Tce, New Farm – contact first as this open house is not currently not being held regularly (as of June 2021) firstname.lastname@example.org
Bears of Hope – provide 24 hour support line, online counselling and workshops
Beards of Hope – how men can help raise awareness and funds