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Email: contact@bearsofhope.org.au

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Email: support@bearsofhope.org.au

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Brochures & Booklets

All our brochures are available to be posted to you or you can download from the website. Our booklets are included in our Support Packages and are relevant to the initial days of a family's loss before they leave the hospital.

Fundraisers, Memorial Services, Events

If you are holding a Memorial Service, a fundraiser for Bears Of Hope or an event, you are more than welcome to order Bears Of Hope brochures, at no cost. Please email contact@bearsofhope.org.au

Can you help us?

If you would like to order or help us place brochures throughout your local area including GP's, Obstetrician rooms, Community Health Centres, Funeral Directors etc please contact us. Your support in creating awareness of our program is greatly needed and appreciated with this.

Bears Of Hope Brochure

This is our standard brochure including important information about Bears Of Hope. These brochures are included in every support package donated to families through hospitals or directly.

It includes:

  • Our Support Services available - Parent support groups, online support groups, home and hospital visits, phone and email support, quarterly Newsletters, events and fundraisers, and our grief and loss library.
  • Information on our website
  • How to donate a Bear of Hope
  • Annual Benefit Ball Information
  • City2Surf Team Information
  • Volunteering
    A donation form

Miscarriage Brochure

In early 2009, Bears Of Hope developed this highly supportive miscarriage brochure after identifying a real need for this support within the hospital system. There was no or very little support literature offered to parents through Emergency Departments, Social Work, Day Surgery or Early Pregnancy Assessment Services to support parents who had a miscarriage. Our hope is to have our miscarriage brochures and/or Hope bears in all hospitals, IVF clinics, OB and GP rooms supporting parents who experience this early loss, who often have to try and cope on their own. This can be very traumatic if parents have also experienced recurrent miscarriage loss and have had very little acknowledgement of their loss. We provide a unique support service to let these parents know they are not alone right from the beginning, to offer comfort at a very devastating time, and that support is readily available.

Family and Friends Brochure

In mid 2010, Bears Of Hope developed this important and necessary guide to help family and friends support parents after the loss of their baby. It addresses the immediate needs parents seek and hope for, such as acknowledgement, being there as support, avoiding unhelpful comments, dealing with other pregnancies, how to initiate conversations, and listening without judgement. It also addresses the ongoing support family and friends can provide such as remembering special dates, honouring their baby, support during the next pregnancy, detecting depression, support groups available etc. These brochures have been used at funeral or memorial services by families to pass on to their friends.

A very useful, practical guide to inform family and friends of the traumatic impact the loss of a baby has on parents and how they can help them through.

"Creating A Lifetime of Memories in Just One Moment" Booklet

This booklet includes everything a parent should know in the first 5-7 days of their loss where they have the opportunity to see and hold their baby. This includes late miscarriage, stillbirth or loss after birth where the baby is not transferred to NICU. A must have guide for parents before they leave the hospital without their baby, incorporating a no regrets outlook surrounding the creation of lifelong memories. Includes important memory creating ideas, how to tell family and friends, Autopsy, how to hold a funeral or memorial service, and support readily available once they leave the hospital.

This booklet is included in our Sophie Package which is donated to families throughout Australian maternity hospitals.

Creating Memories for Today, Tomorrow and Forever" Booklet

This booklet includes everything a parent should know in the first 5-7 days of their loss within the Neonatal Intensive Care environment. A must have guide for parents before they leave the hospital without their baby, incorporating a no regrets outlook surrounding the creation of lifelong memories. Includes important memory creating ideas, whether to involve siblings, how to tell family and friends, Autopsy information, how to hold a funeral service, and support readily available once they leave the hospital.

This booklet is included in our Xavier Package which is donated to families throughout NICU's in Australia.