Hospital to Home has been refunded

Hospital to Home – an innovative service to support grieving families following stillbirth has been refunded to meet growing demand. 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

Introducing Heart Strings

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

Treasured Babies Program seeking volunteers or donation and materials

Red Nose’s Treasured Babies Program is run by dedicated group of hardworking volunteers, who aim to support bereaved parents with gifts of handmade clothing, Angel (burial) boxes.​ Read more

Introducing our new Community Advisory Committee

​Red Nose Chairperson Craig Heatley is pleased to present our new Community Advisory Committee. Read more

UPDATED: Sands Facebook page now back online

The Sands Australia Facebook page is now back on online after being restored by Facebook overnight. Read more

National Women's Health Survey reveals lack of support around pregnancy loss

The results of Jean Hailes’ annual National Women’s Health Survey have revealed the need for greater support after pregnancy loss. Read more

Red Nose and Sands merge to support more families together

We are pleased to announce that from today, Red Nose and peer support organisation Sands Australia will be merging operations, coming together under one roof. Read more

Victoria announces new memorial certificate to commemorate early losses

Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria, working with Sands, have produced a special memorial certificate by which Victorian parents can remember their babies lost before 20 weeks gestation. Read more

Reframing Pregnancy Loss

Our CEO Jackie Mead joined Dr Bronwyn Leigh and 'Misunderstandings of Miscarriage' documentary-maker Tahyna McManus on ABC Radio's Sunday Extra program recently. Read more

Scenes from our 2020 Walks to Remember

Despite the challenges of 2020, this year's Walks to Remember across Australia once again brought families together (although in some new ways!) to honour and remember their babies and find support in their grieving journeys. Read more

Baby Kiera only lived five hours, but her legacy will last 'forever'

This Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day Victoria and Danny share their story to help highlight how many families' grief has been impacted by COVID-19. Read more

KEMH Memorial Service

Sands' families are warmly invited to attend the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day Service in the King Edward Memorial Hospital Memorial Garden (WA). Read more