Caregiving with Memento Mori Photography

Learn to take better memorial photographs & care for bereaved parents

  • Starts 22 Apr 2023
  • 180 Australian dollars
  • Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

Available spots


Service Description

Every day in Australia, 6 babies are stillborn and 2 babies pass away as a result of neonatal complications. This is the daily reality in which midwifery and nursing practice takes place today, making them the “front line” in caregiving for bereaved parents facing pregnancy loss and infant death. Despite the relative frequency with which nurses and midwives may encounter perinatal death in the course of their work, many commonly acknowledge a lack of both confidence and training to support the emotional and mental health needs of bereaved parents. This course will prepare participants in the area of perinatal loss photography, ensuring that fewer parents suffer protracted grief and negative psychological sequilae as a result of inadequate visual keepsakes. This course is a CPD endorsed activity by the Australian College of Midwives allowing participants to gain 6 CDP credits for its completion. To participate in this course you will need to bring a digital camera (not an iPhone or iPad camera), and ideally a USB card reader that fits your digital camera's memory card.


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

    info@possumportraits.org