Sport & Support

Baby Loss Support

Get Away.
Get Active. Get Support.

Be around people who understand.

“Wow what a great weekend, I didn’t know what to expect being my first, as the loss of my little Blake was earlier this year. I had a picture in my mind of sitting in a room watching slide shows and listening to counsellors (not something I would enjoy) with activities to break up the day, and boy was I wrong.”

Blake’s Dad

2018

“A highly recommended weekend away for any grieving dad to honour their child, make some new friends and open up a bit about what you’re going through, and how to cope a little.”

Kris

2019

“Thank you for a great weekend away with a great bunch of dads, just what my mind and body needed after these past couple of months.”

John Dawson

What's The WeEkend About?

Above all - it's a chance for bereaved dads to get into a game or two and get things off their chest. The weekend is a way to release some stress, talk openly about grief and learn new coping skills with a bunch of guys that understand.

We’ll be doing some grief work with a difference. It’s geared up to be social, with heaps of outdoor activities as well as informal chats on topics you’re all close to. The peer support side of things allows dads to come together, share their stories and find coping strategies under the supervision of a counsellor.

Bears of Hope will cover the cost of food and accommodation, plus transport (if not within driving distance). All we ask is a $50 commitment fee (non-refundable) to secure your spot. This weekend is open to bereaved dads or bereaved dads and a male support.

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Vital bloke info:

YES we do a mean BBQ and YES we get a campfire going
YES you’ll get plenty of time to raise a sweat with sport
NO we don’t focus on sitting around sharing feelings (BUT you can if you want)
NO we ain’t got beer on tap here but you’ll get your fill of mateship