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.


Centacare
Child and Youth Health Website
Childhood Cancer Association Inc
LIFELINE
Loss & Grief Camps ANGLICARESA
National Twin Loss Support
Palliative Care Council South Australia
SANDS Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support (SA)
SIDS and Kids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

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 

Phone: (08) 8215 6700

Email: equiries@centacare.org.au


Website: www.centacare.org.au

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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 1300 364 100
  • Individual counselling 9am-5pm
  • Telephone counselling
  • Literature on grief eg. brochures on webpage

Parent Helpline: 1300 364 100
Phone:  for appointments 1300 733 606 (line open 9am - 4:30pm Mon to Fri)

Website: http://www.cyh.com/Default.aspx?p=1

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Childhood Cancer Association Inc

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

Phone: (08) 8239 1444

Website: http://www.childhoodcancer.asn.au/

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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 13 11 14
  • 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 

Phone: 13 11 14

Website: www.lifeline.org.au 



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Loss & Grief Camps ANGLICARESA

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) 8131 3400

Website: www.anglicaresa.com.au/support-disability/loss-grief/loss-grief-camps

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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.

Contact phone: 0419 039 194

Website: www.nationaltwinloss.org.au

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Palliative Care Council South Australia

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.

Phone: (08) 8271 1643
Fax:  (08) 8271 7494
Website: www.pallcare.asn.au


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SANDS Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support (SA)

Sands South Australia offers support to all bereaved parents and relatives who have suffered the death of a baby anytime from conception through to 28 days after birth - this includes, miscarriage, newborn death, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy and genetic/medically advised termination.

Sands South Australia is a state-wide, self help voluntary organisation run by and for bereaved parents. We receive no government funding and rely heavily on fund-raising efforts and donations. Sands also exist in other States. There is a National Sands body (Sands Australia) to which States belong.

Sands South Australia is a self-help group consisting solely of bereaved parents.

Sands South Australia bring bereaved parents together in a number of ways, through a Newsletter, Support meetings, and over the telephone. Parents who are 'down the track' in their grief, and who have done some training, support those who are just starting to grieve.

Sands South Australia aims to assist parents in their grief and to help them understand the emotions that they are experiencing are normal.

Phone:  1300 072 637

Phone SA: 0417 681 642 (administration)

Email: servicessa@sands.org.au

Website: www.sandssa.org.au

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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 miscarriage, SIDS, accidental death, fast onset illness and stillbirth.

Services provided:

  • 10am to 4pm Drop in Centre
  • 24/7 Bereavement Support 1300 308 307
  • Emergency Crisis 1300 799 656
  • Support group meetings
  • Literature on grief eg. brochures
  • Library facilities for loss & grief
  • Grief Education Classes
  • Sale of publications

Crisis Line: 1300 799 656

Phone: (08) 8332 1066

Email: administration@sidssa.org


Website: https://www.sidssa.org/

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