About Us

Our Services

SIDS and Kids NSW provides bereavement support for individuals and families who experience the death of their baby during pregnancy, birth and infancy. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death (SIDS) and the death of a child up to 6 years of age.

Through our key services of education, awareness, training, bereavement support and advocacy, we help support many individuals and families in their time of need. SIDS and Kids NSW focus is on awareness and education through programs such as our Safe Sleeping Campaign which has significantly reduced the risk of SIDS over the last ten years.History

SIDS and Kids NSW was established in 1977 by a small group of SIDS parents who were concerned with the lack of information and support available to individuals and families who had experienced the death of their baby. “Cot Death” was originally defined in 1969 as sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths in babies and young children. Services have expanded to include support, for all who experience the sudden and unexpected death of a young child, as well as community education and fundraising for research, support and community education in the Safe Sleeping area. In May 2001 SANDS (NSW) (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support) merged with SIDSnsw.

New South Wales Patron:

Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, Governor of New South Wales

Contact Us:

SIDS and Kids NSW, Level 1, Building 125, Cnr of Church & Glover Streets, Lilyfield NSW 2040

PO Box 431, Camperdown NSW 1450

Tel: 02 9818 8400

Fax: 02 9818 4555

Email: sydney@sidsandkidsnsw.org

24-hour bereavement support line: 1800 651 186

Meet our friendly team:

Ros Richardson, Chief Executive Officer
Toni-Marie Gibbs, Personal Assistant
Lisa Avery, HR and Project Co-ordinator

Cara O’Neill, Finance Manager
Hayley Callanan, Assistant Accountant

Fund Development, Marketing and PR:
Nicole Castillo, Fund Development and Marketing Manager
Philippa Bagnall, Red Nose Day & Events Manager
Jenny Fuda, Fund Development and Marketing Assistant
Elisa Bland, Fund Development Administration Assistant

Health Promotion:
Margaret McSpedden, Health Promotion Manager
Marybeth Zang, Counsellor / Educator
Helen Wilkinson, Counsellor / Educator
Liz Pash , Counsellor / Educator
Terry Diamond, Counsellor / Educator
Lorraine Harrison, Educator / Support Worker
Kelly Carpenter, Health Promotion Co-ordinator

SIDS and Kids NSW Board:
Chairman, Peter Kaye
Deputy Chair, Jenny Goddard
Executive Committee & Board Member Bob Felton
Executive Committee & Board Member, Kerry Giumelli
Executive Committee & Board Member, Diane Flecknoe-Brown
Board Member, Ken Ramsay
Board Member, Trish Davis
Board Member, Natasha Donnolley
Public Officer, Cara O’Neill
Company Secretary, Ros Richardson

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