Bereavement Support

SIDS and Kids Tasmania offers a range of bereavement support services, education and literature.

To find out more about our services please contact our office on (03) 6431 9488 or email

Our Bereavement Support literature is available in PDF format below or please contact us to obtain copies of the booklets.

Bereavement Support Literature you can download in PDF format:

Family and Friends You Can Make a Difference.pdf

Choices in arranging a Childs Funeral.pdf

Another Baby.pdf

Always your Child.pdf

SIDS Some Answers to your Questions.pdf

Treasured Babies.pdf

Other Literature

The Sound of Silence: Journeys through miscarriage.

Book review by Robyn McKinnon

This book is a collection of 22 stories written by Australian women who have experienced the heartache of miscarriage. Each story is unique, but all give focus and space to the experience of early pregnancy loss, giving validation and voice to a loss that is often not recognised.

Within the 22 stories,  you will not only find sorrow, but also hope, joy, strength and courage, and see a glimpse for the love each family continues to have for the babies they will always hold in their hearts, but not in their arms.

This book is valuable for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage in hearing others journeys and not feeling so alone, but this book is equally a good resource for family, friends and health professionals who have not experienced a miscarriage to gain some understanding on the range of emotions, impacts and experiences that people go through after early pregnancy loss.

The SIDS and Kids Tasmania library has a number of copies of this book that you can borrow by contacting the office, or you can purchase your own copy of from a range of online book retailers.

Upcoming Bereavement Support Events

Cuppa and Chat Peer support afternoons

Cuppa and Chat Peer support mornings – 28 Jan 2015

Pregnancy Loss Support Group

About the Ruby doll

This is my 4 year old daughter Charlotte with the doll that was given to her from Sharon at SIDS. The doll was quickly named Ruby after her sister that was born sleeping at 23 weeks and 6 days. Charlotte took so much care in making Ruby pretty, she even drew toe nails on her. The Ruby doll is now the doll that she does lots of role play with, dressing her, feeding her and putting her to bed. Watching Charlotte play with Ruby always puts a smile on my face. Such a simple doll yet so much meaning.

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