The Smiley Reilly Project

This is a safe space to access further support services and information.

This list includes organisations that may be of interest to bereaved families, their family, and friends.

Open House – The Smiley Reilly Project teams up with Red Nose and Sands each Tuesday inviting bereaved families to drop in for a cuppa and a chat:-

1st Tuesday of the month – online session via Zoom at 10am. Send us and email and we’ll send you the link.

2nd & 4th Tuesdays – 10am to 12pm at Red Nose (The Todd Fremantle Centre, 68 Creek Rd, Mt Gravatt). Please note that the centre is child friendly.

Precious Wings provides memory boxes to families whose babies or children pass away from any cause from 16 weeks gestation up to 16 years of age. These beautiful boxes help families create lasting, tangible memories of their child. Precious Wings also holds monthly support groups in Brisbane.

Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families who have experienced stillbirth or have children with serious or life threatening illness. All services are free of charge and are provided in a caring and compassionate manner.

Brother Bears provide Sibling Sacks to bereaved children in Australia. These packs provide some comfort to siblings, help with memory creation and understanding of the loss that has happened in their lives.

Deelz Designs have a beautiful range of ‘Comfort Cards for the Bereaved Parent’. Ideal gifts for those families who are experiencing grief and trauma due to Miscarriage, TFMR, Pregnancy, Stillbirth, Neonatal, SIDS, Baby or Child loss.

Red Nose provides support to the bereaved community with online resources and peer support available.  Red Nose also advocates safe sleeping and fundraises for research into SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

Bears of Hope offers support, counselling and guidance for parents who experience the loss of their baby during pregnancy, birth or infancy.  

SANDS provides support to parents and families who experience the death of their baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death and other reproductive loss. SANDS welcomes you to drop in for a cuppa and a chat at their Open House on Thursdays from 10am-12pm at Sands House, 55 Bowen Tce, New Farm. (Note that this is a child friendly space).

Angel Gowns Australia provides garments that have been lovingly transformed from donated wedding dresses for families when they are faced with the unimaginable loss of their baby or child. These gowns help to create a memorable moment of peace and beauty as they dress their baby before saying goodbye for the last time.

Stillbirth Foundation Australia raises funds to reduce the incidences and impacts of stillbirth whilst also providing practical and emotional support and resources for bereaved parents.

Some dates to note:

‘Round the World for Reilly – our annual fundraising drive is held each March. 

Bereaved Mother’s Day – held on the Sunday prior to Mother’s Day (which is always the second Sunday in May). In 2022 Bereaved Mother’s Day is on May 1st.

Bereaved Father’s Day – held on the Sunday prior to Father’s Day (which is always the first Sunday in September). In 2022 Bereaved Father’s Day is on August 28th.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day – October 15th.