We provide best-in-class support literature for parents who experience early loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss. These parents often try and cope with this trauma on their own with very little acknowledgement of their loss. Our literature has been overseen by Psychologists, Bereavement Coordinators, Doctors and bereaved parents.
Bears Of Hope General Brochure
This is our lead brochure including important information about Bears Of Hope. These brochures are included in every support package donated to families through hospitals or directly.
- Our Support Services available – Parent support groups, online support groups, phone and email support, face to face and telehealth counselling, events and fundraisers, and our hope and healing library.
- Information on our website
- How to donate a Bear of Hope
- Bears Of Hope Events
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. How to acknowledge, listen without judgement and have compassionate conversations.
"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 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 donated to families throughout NICU’s in Australia.