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Our Vision
Our vision is to reduce the devastating impact of stillbirth for women, families and the wider community through improving care to reduce the number of stillborn babies and to reduce the impact of this loss.
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COCOON Australia

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.

Participant Information Form

Once you have read the Participant Information Form, if you have any questions please email the COCOON Global Research Coordinator, Dr Siobhan Loughnan on siobhan.loughnan@mater.uq.edu.au or the research team on stillbirthcre@mater.uq.edu.au

Information & support services in Australia

If you are currently experiencing symptoms or are concerned about COVID-19, please call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 which operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. For further information regarding the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation in Australia, please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

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
  • Suicide Call Back Service – support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal – open 24/7 (via phone & online chat), visit https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au or call 1300 659 467
  • 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:

For information and support for grieving parents after the loss of your baby, as well as for family/friends, we encourage you to contact the following specialised support services:

  • Red Nose – which offers 24/7 telephone grief support on 1300 308 307 or www.rednosegriefandloss.org.au
  • Sands – which offers 24/7 telephone grief support on 1300 072 637 or www.sands.org.au 
  • Bears of Hope – which offers grief support on 1300 11 HOPE or via email Support@bearsofhope.org.au