Last month the federal Department of Health convened a roundtable to assist in determining how $4million of newly announced funding should be best spent to address perinatal depression and anxiety as well as bereavement following pregnancy and infant loss. 

The findings of a review into existing services in this space were also reported, finding a significant gap in resourcing in mental health support services for men, for people living in regional areas, and for both indigenous and migrant populations.

Red Nose and Sands were proud to be in attendance representing bereavement services for parents, alongside other mental health services, including Queensland's Peach Tree, who specialise in providing peer support in the area of perinatal mental health. 

We're very hopeful that we will soon see new and innovative services developed to support bereaved parents later in 2020.