The Baby Loss Project exists for Australian workplaces to upskill organisational leaders and their teams on how to support staff members experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, and ongoing IVF treatment. 

Through workshops and online training, it provides vital education to better equip leaders to not only understand the sensitivities around pregnancy and infant loss, but to also feel empowered to provide appropriate grief support to staff with a baby loss experience – which is far more common than people think. 

Every single day in Australia, 6 babies are stillborn, 2 babies die within the first 28 days of life, and 300 women experience miscarriage. 

Following the Senate Inquiry into Stillbirth, the conversation about baby loss is gaining momentum, and State and Federal Governments have passed more parental leave rights for employees in the instance of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. This makes it increasingly important for organisations to better understand the complexity of grief for baby loss parents, and offer appropriate return to work support.

This is challenging stuff. Most of us have never been taught how to sit in the discomfort of grief and personal pain – especially in a workplace setting. Our empathy can get trapped inside us from fear of saying the wrong thing. 

The Baby Loss Project is designed to build the understanding and confidence needed to support a grieving employee. The material is inclusive for all in the workplace - from executives, through to people and culture professionals, team leaders and colleagues.    

What's included in the training?

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One hour workshop

Interactive workshop facilitated live by Ann-Maree Imrie – Social Worker and Founder of The Baby Loss Project. Includes 2 complimentary licences for self-paced online training course.


  • Choice of in-person or virtual workshop with up to 100 attendees
  • Grief education and real-life stories
  • Emotional first aid and helpful things to say
  • Interactive questions, discussion, and more
  • Takeaway handbook with key learnings and supporting guides/research
  • Full workshop outline here

Self-paced online training
  • Access what you need in whichever order you like!
    You’ll have access for the lifetime of the course, for as long as The Baby Loss Project continues to be available.

  • 6 pre-recorded video modules - approximately 30 minutes each
  • Supporting materials, written guides, and research articles
  • Grief education and real-life stories
  • Emotional first aid and supporting a return to work
  • HR policy guide and grief over time in the workplace
  • Sorry Business – cultural considerations for First Nations Peoples
  • Co-facilitated by Ann-Maree Imrie and specialists in- HR/people management, baby loss, research, health, including Aboriginal health and wellbeing, and bereaved families
  • See co-facilitators here
  • Full course outline here

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