Mother & Psychologist
B Psych; Post Grad Dip Psych; Assoc MAPS
Mother & General Manager
Bereaved Mother, Midwife and childbirth/perinatal loss educator
Bereaved Mother, psychology graduate, PhD candidate
Bereaved Mother and Midwife
Having experienced the stillbirth of her first son Noah at term, Meleseini Tai-Roche is incredibly passionate about stillbirth prevention. Being a Registered Nurse and Midwife, and having worked in both Maternity Service Provision and Public and Population Health Models in Australia for several years, Mel is determined to ensure the devastating rates of stillbirth decrease across Australia. Mel has experience in clinical care for women and children, health promotion, community development, health policy, healthcare management and primary health care research. She hopes to work with Still Aware, to ensure the organisations very important message is translated into clinical practice and policy in a way which is acceptable to maternity clinicians, clinically applicable and research based and beneficial for women and their families.
Mother, marketing & communications professional
Bereaved Mother, Student Midwife & President SANDS SA
Bereaved Mother, & Formally President SANDS WA
Till has been involved in stillbirth support since her daughter’s death in 2014. She was President of Sands Western Australia (miscarriage, stillbirth & newborn death support), is a blogger and volunteer with Still Aware. Til’s website, Still Life (thestilllifeproject.org) focuses on bereavement and its impact on self and family. In between raising her three children, she works in her home studio and furthers her studies In Psychology/Criminology.
Bereaved Mother & Blogger
In April 2015, Zoe lost her precious daughter, Avery, at 36 weeks pregnant due to placental issues that went undetected. Avery herself was a beautiful, perfect little girl in perfect health, and as time went on Zoe came to learn that all too often, despite the myths that exist, it is the case that healthy babies are lost to stillbirth. Zoe is passionate about changing the misinformation that still exists surrounding foetal movements in pregnancy, as well as ensuring woman are informed about potential pregnancy complications in the hope of minimising preventable stillbirth. Zoe also co-founded a friendship and support group “Little Doves” for mums who have experienced loss in Perth, WA, in honour of Avery.