Bereavement Support

SIDS and Kids Northern Territory ……. much more than just SIDS…

SIDS and Kids NT offers support services to those affected by the death of a child who dies suddenly and unexpectedly from conception to 18 years of age, regardless of the cause of death. The children may have died from miscarriage, SIDS, stillbirth, drowning, motor vehicle accident, fire, sudden onset illness, homicide or in some other way.

Our bereavement support services are provided free of charge by a professional counsellor and emergency support workers. Support is available to families, relatives, friends and any person affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a child from conception up to 18 years of age, regardless of cause on 0448 849 234.

Counselling

Professional counselling cannot take away the pain of the loss. It can, however, be a valuable part of survival and provide you with support in your choices of expressing and experiencing your grief. It can be helpful to talk with someone without having to worry about their reactions to what is being said. It can also provide you with an opportunity to speak from the heart about your hopes, dreams, painful emotions, relationship concerns and ways you wish to remember your child.

24 hour Telephone Support 0448 849 234

Trained parent supporters are available 24 hours a day to provide support and information to grieving parents, families and other people affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child.

Support for Family, Friends and Colleagues

Ongoing bereavement support is provided by qualified counsellor and supporters. The support is available in person and by telephone to families affected by the death of a baby or child.

Activities and Groups

At certain times of the year SIDS and Kids NT offers bereavement support groups and workshops for interested parents and friends. To register your interest or be involved in other support groups please contact our office on 8948 5311.

Resources

A variety of booklets and articles written collaboratively with parents and health professionals and relating to different aspects of grief are available free of charge to any family members.

Bereavement Titles can be downloaded in PDF format or ordered from SIDS and Kids NT on educatornt@sidsandkids.org.

Bereavement Support Literature Available Online:

The following bereavement literature is availabe online and can be downloaded in PDF format.

For copies of this literature or to speak with a SIDS and Kids Counsellor in your State or Territory call 1300 308 307.

SIDS Families: Some answers to your questions.pdf

Always your Child.pdf
Treasured Babies.pdf
Grandparent to Grandparent.pdf
Another Baby – the Decision is Yours.pdf

Choices in arranging your child’s funeral.pdf

Family and Friends Can make a Difference.pdf

Remembrance & Memorabilia

Cradle NT and SIDS and Kids NT organise the International Children’s Memorial Service held annually on January 29.

This ceremony is a special opportunity for families and friends to pay tribute to their baby or child who has died..

Treasured Babies’ memory boxes and booklets, naming certificates and layettes are available in a variety of sizes, styles and colours for babies who have died in the perinatal period.

Professional Development workshops

SIDS and Kids NT provide grief education to health and child professionals on how to assist families deal with the loss of a child.

For bookings contact our office on 8948 5311 or send an email request to educatornt@sidsandkids.org.

 

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