Crisis Support, Counselling and Specialised Services

The organisations listed below provide specialised support for families and children.

These organisations are not part of the CDH Australia network. Links will open in a new window.


Crisis support

Crisis support is short term, and provides assistance, non-judgemental support and resources in a time of need.
The purpose of crisis support is to relieve stress and improve the ability to cope with the current situation, as well as future crises. Several quality organisations in Australia provide 24/7 crisis support over the phone. Online chat support is also available.

  • Lifeline Free 24/7 telephone counselling service and crisis support. Ph: 131114
  • Grief Line Dedicated loss and grief telephone counselling and 24/7 online chat support. Ph: 1300845745
  • Beyond Blue Free 24/7 support for everyone, delivered by mental health professionals. Ph: 1300224636

Grief support

Mental health support and resources

  • Relationships Australia provides relationship support services to enhance family relationships.
  • Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.


Specialised support for premature or sick newborns

  • Miracle Babies provide support for premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
  • Life’s Little Treasures provides information, specifically tailored for families of premature or sick babies.
  • Raising Children outlines early intervention for children with disability and provides national and state contacts.

Creating special memories

  • Heartfelt professional photographers dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births or have children with serious and terminal illnesses.
  • Angel Gowns provides baby gowns made from donated wedding dresses for angel babies.
  • Angel Nappies provides beautiful cloth nappies for angel babies. Nappies are made in identical pairs, one for baby and one for family to keep in their memory box.


Disclaimer: By providing these links, CDH Australia is not in any way endorsing the content, or further links, associated with these sites.


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