Resources for Parents

Parent Support Organisations

The following organisations provide helpful information and bereavement support for families who have suffered the loss of a child:

National SIDS Council of Australia Ltd - SIDS and Kids

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The National SIDS Council of Australia, trading as SIDS and Kids, is a high-profile and well-respected not-for-profit organisation that boasts an enviable history of success. It comprises a National Office based in Melbourne with the National Research and Programs Unit largely based in Canberra, and nine Member Organisations (MOs) based in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Hunter Region of NSW, ACT Region, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

Contact Ros Richardson at:

The Stillbirth Foundation Australia

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The Stillbirth Foundation Australia is a community-funded organisation in Australia raising money for research and education to prevent stillbirth. Since the Stillbirth Foundation Australia was established in 2005, more than $1 million has been awarded to research projects across Australia.

SANDS Australian National Council Inc.


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For more than two decades SANDS has provided sensitive support to parents and families who experience reproductive loss.
SANDS Organisations across Australia:

  • Recognise that the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and neonatal death often has a significant and lifelong impact on the lives of women, their partners and families.

  • Encourage support for families through recognition of their diverse experiences of loss.

  • Value health and bereavement care which is of a high quality for parents and families.

  • Acknowledge the diversity of individuals with regard to culture, religion, class, gender and the uniqueness of all grief reactions.

Contact the Chairperson of SANDS Australia at: