Dying to Know Day 2015

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Dying to Know Day 2015

8 August 2015

Knowing what it means to lose a child and knowing how to support a family whose child has died is difficult.

The Bereavement Support Program based at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and our community partners invite bereaved family members, friends, neighbours and other community supporters to join us to mark ‘Dying to Know Day’ 2015.

    Program

  • Arrival and showcase of community partner support
  • Debunking myths around bereavement
  • Parent guest speakers
  • Representatives from our community partners
  • Afternoon tea and showcase of community partner support

Date / time
Saturday, 8 August, 2pm – 4pm (1.45pm arrival for 2pm start)

Venue
Auditorium, Level 7, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital 501 Stanley Street, South Brisbane

RSVP Please RSVP by Friday, 31 July to : Leigh Donovan / Alyson Gundry (Bereavement Coordinators) Tel: 1800 080 316 Email: bereavement.ppcs@health.qld.gov.au

    We would like to acknowledge the support of our community partners:

  • The Compassionate Friends
  • Skattle
  • Sids and Kids
  • SANDS
  • Hummingbird House
  • Redkite
  • CanTeen
  • The Leukaemia Foundation
  • Bereavement Support Program – Mater Mother’s Hospital

What is the purpose of this event?
To build community capacity around families whose child has died to ensure supporters in their community are also supported in growing their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The experience of loss, grief and bereavement, and
  • ‘How to be a supporter’ for family and friends whose child has died for a lifetime ahead

What is ‘Dying to Know Day’?
Dying to Know Day is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.
For further information go to: http://www.thegroundswellproject.com/dyingtoknowday/

    Who is invited?

  • Bereaved families whose child has died, their friends, neighbours and community of supporters around them. This may also include school/child care staff, employers and other community members who have been affected by the death of a child.
  • Community service organisations that support families following the death of a child.

Location
The Auditorium, Level 7, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Access is restricted to staff only after hours. LCCH SW staff will be available on Level 2 to escort attendees to Level 7.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no free parking available on the day. For further information please contact the Bereavement Support Program Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Phone: 1800 080 316 (please leave a message if your call is not answered) Email: bereavement.ppcs@health.qld.gov.au