Within Australia there are many support services for bereaved families who suffer the unexpected loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, premature or neo-natal loss, or illness after birth.  This resource aims to ensure that the grieving families, as well as their extended family, receive crucial information, care, counselling and support during this difficult and heartbreaking time.

The following list of resources is provided to families to foster an awareness of the services available to them, to enable them to obtain the compassionate care and support needed.

Bears of Hope

Bears of Hope provide support for families who experience the loss of their baby.

1300 112 317                   www.bearsofhope.org.au

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organisation offering friendship and support to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.

1800 671 621                 www.tcfaustralia.org.au


SANDS can provide support and understanding following the death of a baby, occurring any time from conception through to newborn.

1300 072 367                          www.sands.org.au

Pillars of Strength

Pillars of Strength is the first Australian charity dedicated to providing a ‘Time Out’ and ‘In-Hospital Support’ program for fathers while their baby is ill, and to bereaved fathers after the loss of their baby or child.

0423 028 751               www.pillarsofstrength.com.au


Rednose formerly SIDS and KIDS offer a 24 hour bereavement support services to assist families who have experienced the death of a baby or child during pregnancy, birth or infancy, regardless of the cause.

1300 308 307              www.rednose.com.au

Smallprint Silver Jewellery

Capture your precious little one’s finger, foot or handprint within a unique item of jewellery hand-crafted in fine silver.

1800 762 557    www.smallprint.com/memorytreasures

The Eddy Bear Company

The Eddy Bear Company makes Memory Bears – a personalised bear that may be used as a keepsake urn or just for hugs.

(07) 5573 6575    www.theeddybearcompany.com

The Seashore of Remembrance

The Seashore of Remembrance gives families the opportunity to honour a loved one who has passed away.  Names are inscribed in the sand at sunset, and butterflies are drawn for babies, children and adults of any age or gestation.


Created By Hands

Created by Hands uses acrylic designs to create beautiful works of art from people’s memories through the medium of photography.  They can also provide inkless hands and feet impression kits which are easy to use and from which they make a treasured memento.

300 477 925    www.createdbyhands.com.au

Baby Bee Hummingbirds

Unique heirloom jewellery handcrafted from breast milk, a baby’s placenta/cord stump, lock of hair, a piece of your wedding gown, or a loved one’s ashes, to provide a lifetime of beautifully preserved memories.



Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia, dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families who have experienced stillbirth, premature birth, or have children with serious or terminal illnesses.  They are available 24 hours.

1800 583 768    www.heartfelt.org.au