THE ONLY
PLACE FOR
MOTHER LOSS
SUPPORT

Motherless Daughters Australia is the leading organisation in Australia for mother loss support, research, and awareness.

OUR MISSION

TO HELP WOMEN NAVIGATE LIFE’S JOURNEY WITHOUT MUM.

OUR COMMUNITY

LOOKING FOR SUPPORT FROM WOMEN WHO GET IT?

Latest STORIES

Living with Grief

Anne's story: making beauty from pain

This loss is the kind of pain nobody knew how to be around, and few chose to, especially because my mother’s death was taboo. She died by suicide, and as a mother of young children this was an act so unusual and so misunderstood.

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Living with Grief

Ava's story: grief and milestones

My grief has changed over the years, at first I felt numb, then came the unbearable pain. That raw pain eases with time, but the ache in my heart remains. Sometimes, my grief can still knock the wind out of me and I allow myself to cry and remember her.

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Community Story

Maddie's story: you don't get over grief

When Mum was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer (primary bowel cancer) my world turned upside down. Seeing mum so sick was one of the hardest parts. Not being able to help her made me feel helpless.

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Community Story

Jaimee's story: gratitude & joy in grief

I will never get over the loss of my mum, but I will be ok here without her. Our mums are always with us and the times we forget that, we just have to look at ourselves, because she is in us.

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Finding Support

Kate's story: grief is never ending

In December 2021 it will be two years since Mum passed away. I have spent these past two years getting to know myself on a whole new level. I have learned to sit with those uncomfortable feelings until they pass.

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Living with Grief

Anne's story: making beauty from pain

This loss is the kind of pain nobody knew how to be around, and few chose to, especially because my mother’s death was taboo. She died by suicide, and as a mother of young children this was an act so unusual and so misunderstood.

READ

FEATURE STORY

Kate's story: grief is never ending

In December 2021 it will be two years since Mum passed away. I have spent these past two years getting to know myself on a whole new level. I have learned to sit with those uncomfortable feelings until they pass.

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We believe bringing together a community of like-minded people with shared experiences encourages open conversations and gives us all someone to lean on. 

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The breaking of the mother/daughter bond can have a lasting impact on the lives of daughters and families. In Australia, around 3.7 million women are dealing with this loss and 1.2 million of these daughters lost their mum before the age of 44. Your donation helps us raise awareness and offer support to daughters and families across Australia.

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