Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

A Space to Remember, a Chance for Support; Event for Parents Who Have Lost a Little One

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

A Space to Remember, a Chance for Support; Event for Parents Who Have Lost a Little One

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Lucy Martin

Lucy.Martin@dailymercury.com.au

FAMILIES who have suffered the devastating loss of a baby are invited to take part in a special gathering today.

SIDS and Kids Queensland counsellor and support services manager Esther Elliott will hold two events.

C[pounds sterling]The workshop is aimed at offering our two core services to the Mackay community: bereavement support and SIDS and safe practices for babies,C[yen] Ms Elliott said.

C[pounds sterling]The bereavement session a special morning for bereaved local families and friends to come together and support one another.

C[pounds sterling]That includes mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends and more.C[yen]

She said the parents and family members would be able to learn tools to cope with their loss.

C[pounds sterling]The loss of a child affects so many people, including the immediate community,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs a time to share experiences, tears and healing tools, in a comfortable and supportive environment. …

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