About the Organisation
Supporting bereaved families and providing Safe Sleeping education to the SA community
SIDS and Kids SA provides bereavement support for individuals and families who experience or are affected by the sudden unexpected death of a baby or child from conception up to and including age six. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal deaths, sleep based accidents and SIDS, sudden onset illness and any other accidental deaths such as road fatalities and drowning. SIDS and Kids SA has been providing support to families in South Australia for over 40 years.
SIDS and Kids SA is the only bereavement support organisation providing FREE professional ongoing face-to-face support to these families.
We also educate the community on safe sleep practices through our information sessions for new and expectant parents and grandparents and support education for healthcare professionals, childcare professionals and the other members of the SA community. Our education programs have reduced the incidence of sudden unexpected deaths in infancy (SUDI) by more than 80%.
We do not receive any ongoing government funding and rely on the support of the community through fundraising and donations to ensure our services can continue.
Meet the Board
James Frearson-Lea, President
Neil O'Reilly, Treasurer
Helen Shaw, Secretary & Public Officer
Jessica Adamson, Member
Angela Falkenberg, Member
Melissa Wyness, Member
Meet The Team
COMMUNITY LIAISON AND ADMIN MANAGER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / EDUCATION MANAGER