Every year, thousands of people are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss.
This week more than 60 charities across the UK are collaborating to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK.
I was contacted recently by one of the charities supporting the campaign, JOEL – The Complete Package, based in Worksop. JOEL – The Complete Package is a charity supporting families through pregnancy and parenting after baby loss, set up by Emma and Matthew Pearson, whose twin boys were born sleeping in 2011.
Team JOEL offers support to parents online, via closed facebook groups and email. They have a range of free resources such as sibling resource packs, information for employers and a pregnancy rainbow pregnancy diary.
Their aim is to celebrate families as a whole and they are a very positive charity, helping families nationally.
Sarah, the Vice Chair for the charity says “Our Family Support Packs were created carefully with love and thought, by bereaved families, for bereaved families. Losing a baby is a life long journey and this pack is created to help and support parents through many different stages of emotions, feelings and moments. It has journal elements for you to complete as a family to record precious memories and spend time reflecting. The pack contains a comprehensive support directory, as well as a recommended book list for adults and children, plus a beautiful certificate of life, which can be displayed or kept in a memory box.”
Alternatively, visit their facebook page or contact them on 07591 740287
JOEL – The Complete Package are one of the charities able to sell the official Baby Loss Awareness Pin Badge. You can support Baby Loss Awareness Week by wearing your pin badge with pride. Priced at £1 you can buy one here
On 15th October at 7pm, join families across the world in remembering all babies that have died too soon. Light a candle or join virtually, by posting a photo of your candle with #WaveOfLight