Perinatal Grief and Loss Workshop

title border 30th January 2018

A one-day interactive workshop for maternity health professionals and anyone offering grief support to bereaved parents.

In this workshop we discuss what it means tools a child, the health professional’s fears in telling the family and the needs of the woman/couple/family experiencing perinatal loss. We also look at the role of health professionals working with bereaved families and some challenges, and conclude by exploring vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and strategies to promote self-care and care of colleagues.

Workshop dates:

(In Ballina this workshop will be followed by the Promoting Physiological and Instinctive Birth Workshop on 23 June, see more information on that here.)

Feedback from previous workshops

  • “Fantastic workshop that I would recommend to other health health care workers”.
  • “I have an increased confidence when/if faced with bereavement in the future”


Registration fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

The workshop will provide 6 contact hours and you will receive a Statement of Attendance.

Online registration now open – register using our secure Registration Form here.
You can download the event brochure including a detailed program here.


The full/standard fee is $250. The earlybird fee is $225. Students can claim 20% discount off the fee that applies at the time of registering, email us for more information on this.

The earlybird fee cut off dates for each workshop are shown below. The fee must be paid before this date for the discount to apply:

  • Ballina (22 June) – 22 April


Paula Dillon RN RM BN PostGradDupMid Mmid has been a midwife for 14 years and involved in perinatal loss education for 11 years. She is a sessional academic at two universities, and works as a midwife in Brisbane. Paula’s passion for perinatal loss support and education was prompted originally by her own experiences.


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