Some people come into our lives & quickly go. Some stay for a
while & leave footprints on our hearts & we are never, ever the same.
The Ladybird Care Foundation was established in honour of one of the founding member's children, Emma Louise Pascoe, who tragically passed away at the age of 18. Passionate about improving bereavement care for families following the death of a child, Emma's Dad, Wayne, and four colleagues set about establishing a new charity. And so, the Ladybird Care Foundation began with the vision of these five incredible, community-minded men driving its inception, research and eventual launch on October 31st, 2020.
Who we are
What we do
The Ladybird Care Foundation seeks to fill the gap in essential mental health-care services by providing funding to support bereavement care through a peer mentor training program.
Our Foundation aims to make a significant impact on the lives of bereaved families in our community by supporting, caring for and empowering grieving families to find hope and purpose once again and create pathways for healing.
We outwork this mission by actively recruiting, training and supporting volunteer peer mentors, with lived experience, to become the human connection of support for parents, carers and extended family members who are newly bereaved. These mentors are carefully selected via a rigorous interview process, trained and supervised by qualified mental health care personnel who then refer and match them to newly bereaved parents seeking ongoing, personalised support.
Our innovative charity is currently based in QLD with a long-term vision of extending this vital family support service nationwide.
(Photo Inset: training day of first team of Peer Mentors August 2021)
To provide hope for the future and pathways towards healing for families
whose child has passed away. Because our families are our highest priority,
we carry out our mission with the utmost care, confidentiality and respect.
To empower, support and care for grieving families who have lost a child, by equipping
them with the knowledge and tools required to sustain long-term personal well-being.