Bereavement Support

 

Counselling

SIDS and Kids SA has a qualified professional counsellor Dorothy Crosbv who is available to provide counselling for families affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child from conception to six years of age. Dorothy is extremely experienced a has recently completed her master’s degree in counselling.

Group meetings for Mothers, Fathers, and twin support are held throughout the year to ensure families can connect with others travelling a similar journey.

Please contact Dorothy on 0451 977 437 or dorothycrosby@sidsandkids.org to make an appointment.

Please note this is a FREE service.

In addition to this SIDS and Kids South Australia provides support through:

  • Crisis Response
  • Phone and Skype Counselling
  • Support Meetings
  • Online Support
  • Support Events
  • Peer Support
  • Grief and Loss Library

Click here if you would like to receive online support.

Crisis Intervention

A crisis counsellor is available by phoning 1300 799 656 and will attend sudden and unexpected deaths within metropolitan Adelaide and is available to provide telephone and electronic media support to remote areas.

The counsellor is notified by the police or ambulance service and provide initial crisis intervention, providing information to the family about processes surrounding the death of their child, and support for the family, friends and others affected by the death.

Notifications for families whose children are stillborn are received from hospitals and by self referral to SIDS and Kids.

Support Dates/Events

Peer Support

Trained volunteers are available to support bereaved families. Many of our peer support workers have experienced the death of a child or grandchild, while others are health professionals from the local community.

Please refer to our Resources and Publications section for copies of our bereavement and education literature.

For further information on SIDS and Kids SA Education and Support Services please contact (08) 83332 1066 or email dorothycrosby@sidsandkids.org.

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