Support groups and organisations: Stillbirth

If you are seeking support relating to grief e.g. support organisations and resources such as books, please use the Finding Support page or use links which are presented at the bottom of each topic page.


Anglicare (SA) Loss and Grief Centre
Centacare
Child and Youth Health Website
Childhood Cancer Association Family Service
LIFELINE
National Twin Loss Support
Palliative Care Council of South Australia Inc
SIDS and Kids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
Southern Primary Health – Noarlunga (Noarlunga Health Services)
Star Bear Program Anglicare Inc
Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support (SA) Inc Stillbirth And Neonatal

Anglicare (SA) Loss and Grief Centre

Anglicare SA, Loss and Grief Centre was established in partnership with the School of Social Work, Flinders University.

The Centre offers individual and family counselling.

All staff have relevant and recognised professional qualifications.

Anglicare SA works for people from all backgrounds to make a positive difference. All staff work with respect for clients’ rights to self determination and their own belief system.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Family counselling

Address: 159 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Phone: 08 8131 3400
Fax: 08 8131 3477
Website: www.anglicaresa.com.au
Email: lossandgrief@anglicaresa.com.au
Hours of Operation: Enquiries about hours, fees and services are welcome Tuesday to Friday 9am – 5pm on 08 8131 3400
Costs: $30.00 for loss and grief counselling 

 

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Centacare

Centacare offers a confidential, professional counselling service for those confronted by loss and grief and work to provide a sympathetic and practical support as people journey through the grieving process.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Group councelling 
  • Mediation
  • Family counceling 
  • Parenting counceling 

Address: 45 Wakefield St ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: 08 8210 8200
Fax: 08 8232 8920
Website:www.centacare.org.au
Email: equiries@Centacare.org.au 
Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues and Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm; Wed and Thurs 9.00am-9.00pm
Costs: Individual counselling on a sliding scale according to income. Service is free to eligible clients.

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Child and Youth Health Website

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) is a division of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network and is a government funded not-for-profit service which supports parents and children 0-12 years in South Australia. Services include Parent Helpline (telephone information and support), Child and Family Health Centres across the State, hearing assessment, specialist programs for parents and babies and a volunteer program. Services include health checks, individual and group counselling, information and support and catch-up immunisations.

Services provided:

  • CaFHS Parent Helpline operates from 7.15am to 9.15pm each day and answered by Health Direct overnight, 7 days a week 1300364100
  • Individual counselling 9am-5pm
  • Telephone counselling
  • Literature on grief eg. brochures on webpage

Address:  295 South Tce ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone:  08 83031500
Fax: 08 83031656
Website: http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=240&np=298&id=2104
Email: wchncyhcorporatewebadmin@health.sa.gov.au
Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm
Costs: Small cost for some general publications

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Childhood Cancer Association Family Service

The Childhood Cancer Association is South Australia's key childhood cancer support organisation, dedicated to providing emotional, practical and financial support to children with cancer and their families. As part of this support they provide bereavement services to families who have experienced the death of a child from cancer. 

Services provided:

  • Individual and family counselling including face to face telephone and online counselling
  • Bereaved parent support group meetings
  • Library facilities for loss and grief e.g. books and brochures
  • Grief education classes
  • Grief and loss workshops
  • SIBE (Supper Important Brothers and Sisters program is run in the school holidays)
  • Bereaved Grandparent support groups
  • Bereaved Parens support group 
  • Anual bereaved family day for all member of the family 
  • Funeral assistance
  • Respite accomodation

Address: Family Service, 1st Floor, 55 King William Road North Adelaide SA 5006

Mailing Address: P.O.Box 1094 North Adelaide S.A. 5006
Phone: (08) 8239 1444 or 04262 44997
Fax: (08) 8239 2300
Website: http://www.childhoodcancer.asn.au/
Email: info@childhoodcancer..asn.au
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
Costs: $10.00 annual membership fee to families experiencing death of a child to cancer. The first year is free for families. 

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LIFELINE

LIFELINE provides a 24hr telephone counselling service that is compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential and supportive of people from all walks of life, in need or in crisis.
Counsellors are trained to help with crises in areas such as isolation, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, suicide, youth issues, loss and grief, mental health, child abuse, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling etc.

LIFELINE has been helping South Australians of all ages, religions and social groups since 1963. In that time, our counsellors have dealt with just about every human problem.

Services provided:

  • Telephone counselling 24 hours 131114
  • Grief education classes as part of training of telephone counsellors
  • Referral service to other agencies and support groups
  • One-on-one crisis support chat 8pm-4am 7days: 13 11 14 

Address: 10 Pitt Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000

Mailing Address: GPO Box 2534 ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: 08 8202 5820
Fax: 08 8202 5822
Email: lifelineadmin@unitingcommunities.org
Website: http://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/
Hours of Operation: Admin 9am-5pm
Costs: Nil (only cost is for in house training of telephone counsellors)

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National Twin Loss Support

Providing Twin Loss information to families, and health care professionals, right around the world. The organisation aims to improve the level of awareness and care of these families and is proud to be working in conjunction with other bereavement care organisations.

Services provided:

  • We specialise in providing multiple birth loss information to health care professionals, twin and higher order multiple birth loss families, as well as other bereavement care organisations. 
  • Free brochures and newsletters are available through our website and Facebook page. Books are for sale through outlets as listed on our website.

Address: 5 Earl Avenue, Salisbury East  SA  5109 [home office – by appointment only]
Mailing Address: PO Box 3157, Salisbury East  SA  5109
Contact phone: 0419 039 194 (after 5pm CST if possible)
Website: www.nationaltwinloss.org.au
Email: enquiries@nationaltwinloss.org.au
Hours of operation: as required
Costs: All information is provided free of charge. Books are sold to assist in raising funds for the NTLS organisation – 100% sales/royalties go to NTLS. Listed as a tax deductible gift recipient with the Australian Taxation Office.

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Palliative Care Council of South Australia Inc

The Palliative Care Council of South Australia Inc provides a palliative care resource and information service, and is involved in community education, advocacy and promotion of palliative care services. Information is available regarding the Consent to Medical Treatments and Palliative Care Act 1995.

Services provided:

  • Access to literature from a variety of sources.

Address:  Suite 3b 62-66 Glen Osmond Road Parkside SA 5063
PO Address:  PO Box 435 Fullarton  SA  5063
Phone: (08) 8271 1643
Fax:  (08) 8271 7494
Website: www.pallcare.asn.au
Email: pallcare@pallcare.asn.au
Costs:  No charge

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SIDS and Kids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

SIDS and Kids provides bereavement support for all sudden unexpected deaths from conception up to and including 6 years of age. The cause of death could be SIDS, accidental death, fast onset illness, stillbirth or drowning.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling 
  • Counceling for people not just affected by SIDS
  • Telephone counselling
  • Support group meetings
  • Literature on grief eg. brochures
  • Library facilities for loss & grief
  • 24 hour emergency hotline 1300 799 656

Address:  415, Magill Road, St Morris SA 5068
Phone: 08 83321066
Website:  www.sidsandkids.org.au
Email: adelaide@sidsandkidssa.org
Hours of Operation: 24 hours Crisis Intervention for the newly bereaved.
Office: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri
Costs: Nil

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Southern Primary Health – Noarlunga (Noarlunga Health Services)

Southern Primary Health – Noarlunga, exists to service its community through the accessible provision of quality health care. Community health services concentrate on health promotion rather than ill health. Services offered include one-to-one consultations and therapy, health education programs and health promotion projects.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Palliative Care GP available

Address: Noarlunga Health Village, Alexander Kelly Drive NOARLUNGA CENTRE SA 5162

Mailing Address: PO Box 437 NOARLUNGA SA 5168
Phone: 08 8164 9111
Fax: 08 8326 3696
Email:nhs.enquiries@health.sa.gov.au
Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri: 9.00 to 5.00pm
Costs: Our services are free, however there may be a small charge for some group program resources

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Star Bear Program Anglicare Inc

The Star Bear program is a partnership between Anglicare Loss and Grief Centre.

Star Bear is a grief support program for children aged 5-12. For teenagers up to 17 there is the Star Bound program for  teenagers who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling or significant person.

Children attend a weekend camp conducted by trained mentors/leaders. The programe aims to increase children’s understanding of death and the grieving process, as well as providing them with the opportunity to share their experiences with other children. both camps aee run by proffesionals and volunteairs in the area. 

Please contact Star Bear with any questions/enrolment form.

Services provided:

  • Individual child or family counselling, Anglicare Loss and Grief Centre
  • Information services about grief for children and adults can be provided for schools or the wider community
  • Follow up support for bereavement 
  • weekly camps for Starbear children bewteen 5-12 and Starbound for teenagers up to 17

Phone: (08) 8301 4208
Fax:  (08) 8301 4250
Website: www.anglicaresa.com.au
Email:  starbear@anglicaresa.com.au
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Costs:  Nil (for camps)

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Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support (SA) Inc Stillbirth And Neonatal

SANDS was formed originally to answer a need that parents had to talk to others whose baby had also died sometime from conception to 28 days after birth.
SANDS is a self-help group consisting solely of bereaved parents. Parents often feel the strong desire to talk about their baby and to be with others who have suffered and survived the loss of a baby.

SANDS aims to assist parents in their grief and to help them understand the emotions that they are experiencing.

SANDS is managed by a Committee of bereaved parents who have the task of ensuring that the Organisation runs smoothly. They raise funds, apply for grants, do publicity and generally administer the business of SANDS.

Services provided:

  • Newsletter
  • Monthly Support meetings
  • Telephone suppoort 13000 72637
  • Library facilities for loss & grief
  • Coffee mornings
  • Community awareness
  • Information sessions

Address: PO Box 380 PARKHOLME SA 5043
Phone: 0417681642
Website: www.sandssa.org
Email:  info@sandsa.org
Hours of Operation: 24 hour supportline 13000 72637
Costs: Nil

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