For Allied Health Professionals
The Program aims to reach out to all bereaved parents, families and friends who experience the loss of their own baby or a baby close to them. By making the program available to all bereaved parents, families and friends and by creating pregnancy & infant loss awareness, educating the community and supporting the allied health professionals to ensure we meet bereaved families needs.
The program is the original bear giving program in Australia and has been operating Australia wide since 2002. The program is based around the offering of traditional teddy bears to bereaved parents whilst in hospital, as a gentle gesture of comfort and understanding before having to leave the hospital with such empty arms. The program provides many other services such as professional counselling, free call 1800 number, comprehensive resource pack, support groups, online support, monthly newspaper, memorial events and much more.
There is no cost at all to provide the program, we supply the complete care package including Teddy bears, Resource Packs and Support Brochures free.
We ask you to offer our complete care packages including the gesture of giving bereaved families a teddy bear, to provide ongoing support & understanding to families that experience the loss of their baby.
For Hospital staff
We encourages staff working in Maternity, Delivery, NICU, Accident & Emergency, Social Work departments, to familiarise yourselves with the program. To offer the ongoing support services of the program to families that have suffered the loss of their baby. If you are not already providing the program or you would like to add to the support services you provide by offering our complete care package to your patients please contact us. We welcome your feedback and want to know how better we can help you support families.
Community Health Centre's
We have comprehensive pregnancy & infant loss supportive resources we encourage you to offer these free resources to bereaved parents, families & friends that you work with.
General Practitioners & Obstetricians
The program aims to make our brochures available in all doctors surgeries and obstetrics/specialist Rooms. We encourage you to provide the written resources to your patients, especially the families that have experienced early pregnancy loss and haven't been offered the program. It is important that all parents who experience pregnancy loss are provided access to support services.
"Your organisations work has done more to recognise this pain and start the healing process than anythign else I have experienced in 28 years of nursing" Yorke Peninsula Health Service
"As a mother myself of a stillborn son in 1965 whom I never ever saw or got to hold I think your Teddy Love Club is a beautiful gesture. We would be very thrilled to be associated with your support programm. Kareena Private Hospital NSW "
Please contact us to ensure you always have our complete care packs and Teddy Bears available to be offered to the people you work so closely with.
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