To provide leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their baby.
B ears offered at every hospital providing vital
E arly support
A n Australia wide program which provides timely and
R elevant information to families who experience
S tillbirth, miscarriage, neonatal or infant loss
O ngoing comfort and a lifetime of support
F rom families who understand
H elping to challenge and shape beliefs surrounding loss
O utstanding care
P assionate pregnancy & infant loss support
E ducation and awareness
Committed to achieving our vision with integrity.
Dedicated to and passionate about making a difference.
Respecting grief is personal and unique.
Every family has the right to be offered support without judgement.
Equal acceptance and acknowledgement of every loss.
(a)relieving the suffering, distress and misfortune experienced by parents who have lost their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, genetic interruption, multiple loss, neonatal or infant death through:
(1)provision of online support groups;
(2)facilitating face to face support groups;
(3)hospital and home visits by Bears of Hope members
(4)provision of quarterly newsletters;
(5)holding community and fundraising events;
(6)regular phone and email contact;
(b)reducing the feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety and isolation felt by grieving parents by placing them in contact with other families who have experienced similar loss;
(c)initiating early support for parents who have experienced a pregnancy, birth or infant loss with the donation of a ‘Bear of Hope’ and providing support literature;
(d)reaching parents who have suffered loss by forming strong relationships with delivery, maternity and early pregnancy clinics, social workers, neonatal intensive care units, general practitioners, obstetricians, IVF clinics, children’s hospitals and emergency departments in NSW, ACT and across Australia.