We are now Red Nose Grief and Loss

We are now Red Nose Grief and Loss Read more

A holiday message from the CEO

We thank you for entrusting us with your heartbreak, and letting us assist you on your journey of grief this year. Read more

Our reading list for bereaved parents and children

Processing grief can be a significant challenge to those directly experiencing loss and those around them. While no single text can offer a simple answer, we reached out to our followers and families who we have supported and below you will find the books many of them have found helpful. Read more

SMS4dads are doing message testing for bereaved parents and we want your feedback

As part of our commitment to giving a voice to bereaved families, we are excited to be partnering with SMS4dads to launch a new message set for those dads who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Read more

In loving memory of Peanut

We never found out the gender of my baby as I only had our little one in my womb for 9 weeks but in my heart I feel she was a girl. My niece called her Peanut. Read more

Red Nose’s world-leading Hospital to Home stillbirth support program to continue thanks to $4.2 million budget boost

Our pioneering Hospital to Home support program, received $4.2 million to continue running for four years. Read more

2022 holiday closure

Our offices are now closed and will reopen on 10 January. Our 24/7 Support Line remains available on 1300 308 307 Read more

Goodbye and Good Luck - Jackie Mead

Jackie Mead bids Red Nose including Sands farewell. Read more

Make ‘The Stillbirth Promise’ to help reduce the rate

At about 36 weeks’ pregnancy, Brisbane couple Holly and Josh gave birth to their firstborn son, Bluey. He was perfect in every way, but he was stillborn. Read more

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 2021

“What would they have sounded like?” “Why does nobody call on their anniversary?” Parents share pain of silence in lead up to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Read more

Pillars of Strength to join us

Pillars of Strength to Join Red Nose (and Sands) Increasing Bereavement Services for Fathers Read more

Jay and Naomi's Story - 7 peaks in 7 days

In 2020 Naomi and Jay lost their firstborn Esti at 25 weeks. They were a low risk, young couple and were locked into having a healthy child in their minds. It was such a shock when their doctor told them that they should have a 'pessimistic outlook moving forward.' Read more

Debbie and Carol - A friendship two decades on

Debbie and Carol met through Red Nose (Sids & Kids at the time) over 20 years ago and have remained good friends ever since. They both spent a lot of those years volunteering and fundraising for Red Nose. Debbie was a peer support volunteer for over 15 years and her and Carol also use to organise an annual dinner for Red Nose families to come together. Read more

Janelle and Kate - supporting a friend through the death of a baby

Janelle and Kate had already been friends for three years when Janelle went into premature labour when pregnant with her beautiful Max. "Aside from my partner and our midwife, Kate is the only person who ever met Max. As the years pass (it will be ten years this November) I take great comfort from the fact that I don’t have to carry his memory alone" Read more

We welcome the Federal Government’s announcement of two days miscarriage leave

We welcome the announcement by the Federal Government of the intention to introduce legislation that includes two days bereavement leave for both partners in loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks. This policy will apply to all workers being employed under the Fair Work Act. Read more

Allow yourself to grieve your baby in whichever way you choose

Edwina's beautiful boy Sebby died from a rare genetic condition at 10 months old. She is now one of our peer support workers and mother of two delightful rainbow babies. She has been kind enough to share her experience of moving forward through the grief Read more

Have you joined Heart Strings?

We are pleased to launch today a new community membership program from Sands and Red Nose. Read more