Queensland families experiencing pregnancy or infant loss will not face their journey alone thanks to the Queensland Government’s announcement that it will renew funding to Sands to continue providing peer support services for bereaved parents across the state.
As part of the Government’s Community Self Care grants program, Sands will receive $308,190 over three years to ensure the continuation of services right through until 30 June 2022.
Sands’ Queensland State Manager, Ashleigh Rousseaux, said the grant means Sands can continue to offer a range of support services to families affected by miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, including its community events, online support, as well as the face-to-face support groups that enable bereaved parents to finally connect and share their experiences with others who understand.
“We thank the Queensland government for their ongoing commitment to reducing the burden of grief bereaved parents and their families carry after the death of their baby,” said Ms Rousseaux.
“Knowing Sands will be there for them if and when they need support gives grieving parents the reassurance they need to face another day as well as, importantly, a sense of hope for the future.”