You play a critical role in supporting bereaved parents at the outset of their grief journey.

When you’ve done all you can, the support team at Bears Of Hope can hold them. We are here to provide the compassionate support and guidance that parents critically need at the beginning of their loss, and quickly build enduring connections.

If you work in Obstetrics, General Practice, Emergency, Maternity, Midwifery, Early Pregnancy Assessment, Day Surgery, Fertility Clinics and Social Work, our professional resources can help.

You are uniquely placed to supply support packages to parents before they leave the hospital, display literature at your practice and refer them to our services.

Our valuable in-service education program can directly benefit your staff and we can also offer guidance when times are trying for you.

 

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Support Resources and Keepsakes

We supply Bears Of Hope Packages at no cost to hospitals to be passed onto families before they leave their baby. Through these resources, parents are acknowledged, comforted and guided through their loss.

Cuddle Cots

We provide hospitals, funeral homes and hospices with this invaluable support resource so that families can spend uninterrupted time showering their babies with love and creating those special memories before saying their final goodbyes.

Brochures & Booklets

We provide best-in-class support literature for parents who experience early loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss.

Referral services

Bears Of Hope warmly extends its arms to health partners, inviting them to refer parents to our invaluable and fee-free counseling and bereavement support services. Committed to providing compassionate care in times of immense loss, Bears Of Hope recognizes the vital role that health professionals play in guiding families through their grief journey. Through our counseling services, we offer a safe space for parents to navigate the complex emotions of loss, ensuring they receive the support and understanding they need. By partnering with health providers, we aim to extend our reach and offer solace to those in need, fostering healing and hope amidst the pain.

We can also arrange attendance at state-based Grief Workshop which help bereaved parents gain understanding on how to survive grief and learn how to move beyond it.

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Professional resources

If you are a General Practitioner, Obstetrician or a Fertility Specialist, we strongly encourage you have our literature displayed in your rooms. Many parents who experience a miscarriage do not present at a hospital and suffer it in silence, often being expected to simply ‘get over it’.
It is vital that we can reach out to these parents through your practice so that we can offer our immediate care and guidance. There is no cost for you to promote this early support service.

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Translation services

If your patient does not speak English and would like to access our support services using an interpreter, Bears of Hope has an agreement with TIS (Translating and Interpreting Services) Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National).

When completing the referral form, just indicate in the notes section that your client would like an interpreter and which language they will be speaking.

If you would like any further information or have any questions, you can contact our support team via email at support@bearsofhope.org.au

Inservices

We can arrange inservices to selected regions, to educate your department on the benefit and importance of what we do.

“I wanted you to know that your inservice has brought about change on the ward, which will directly benefit women experiencing a pregnancy loss. It has increased knowledge of support for women and enabled the social work team to work collaboratively with the midwives to ensure best practice and holistic care. So, for this, I thank you.”

Laura Wilson, Social Worker Wagga Wagga Base Hospital

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