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The COCOON study in Australia is being led by researchers at the Stillbirth CRE in partnership with Raising Children’s Network and national parent bereavement organisations the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, Sands, Red Nose, and Bears of Hope.
For information and resources to support your mental health during this time, please go to the Head to Health COVID-19 support page - https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19. If you are feeling distressed and would like to speak to someone for support or information, please contact one of the below organisations:
Lifeline Australia – immediate mental health and crisis support, and suicide prevention – open 24/7 (via phone); 7pm-midnight AEST (via online chat), visit www.lifeline.org.au or call 13 11 14
Beyondblue – mental health support – open 24/7 (via phone); 3pm-midnight, 7 days/week (via online chat), visit www.beyondblue.org.au or call 1300 224 636
Mensline Australia – support and information for Australian men – open 24/7 (via phone & online chat), visit www.mensline.org.au or call 1300 789 97
Relationships Australia – relationship support service for individuals and families including counselling, family dispute resolution and community support – visit http://www.relationships.org.au or call 1300 364 277
1800RESPECT – a national counselling, information, and referral service for all Australians who have experienced, or are at risk of family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault – open 24/7 (via phone & online chat), visit http://www.1800respect.org.au or call 1800 737 732.
For information and resources on pregnancy and having a newborn baby during COVID-19, please see the following websites: