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The Family Bereavement Support Programme has for many years supported families who are bereaved.
The programme offers monthly evening parent support groups and annual sibling bereavement support groups.
Parent groups are held in the Royal Children Hospital Foundation board room on level 2, 48 Flemington Road. Please click here for monthly dates.
The programme also offers bereavement counselling, referrals to specialist community support services, education, information and support to hospital staff about bereavement issues and publishes a monthly newsletter.Together with the RCH Chaplaincy an Annual Memorial Service is also conducted.
The newsletter is a resource for all parents, especially those who cannot come to the monthly support groups. It provides a way of capturing the presentation and the group discussion. We welcome contributions from parents as a way of sharing your grief experience and connecting with other families also grieving. Stories, poems, information on helpful resources, practical suggestions and book reviews are much appreciated.