THE ONLY
PLACE FOR
MOTHER LOSS
SUPPORT

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

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MOTHERLOSS 
AWARENESS 
WEEK 2022

In the lead up to and culminating on Mothers Day we are raising awareness of our organisation and offering hope to motherless daughters across Australia.

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OUR MISSION

TO HELP WOMEN NAVIGATE LIFE’S JOURNEY WITHOUT MUM.

OUR COMMUNITY

LOOKING FOR SUPPORT FROM WOMEN WHO GET IT?

MOTHERLOSS AWARENESS WEEK
MAY 1 – 7
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Latest STORIES

Living without Mum

Fiona's Story: grief is simply love with no place to go

I thought about Mum all the time during that first year with my baby, wishing she could be there to guide me on this new motherhood journey. It made my heart ache so much picturing her as a grandmother and knowing how much she would have loved my baby girl.

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Living with Grief

Mary's story: a whole new world

Witnessing your mum go through such a tough battle makes you realise many things. Those hopes and dreams of having her there on your wedding day, being the best grandma to your children, your first heart break and many more are all taken away.

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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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Finding Support

Claire's story: I am a motherless daughter

I do believe I can grow around my grief though, like Mum grew around her illness, and like I have grown, somehow, after her passing. Even though I didn’t think I wanted to, or that it was possible.

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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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Finding Support

Claire's story: I am a motherless daughter

I do believe I can grow around my grief though, like Mum grew around her illness, and like I have grown, somehow, after her passing. Even though I didn’t think I wanted to, or that it was possible.

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FEATURE STORY

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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Our Community

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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If you’d like to learn more about what Motherless Daughters Australia does, or would like to contribute - we’d love to hear from you!

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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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