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Navigating mother loss can be a lonely experience. The breaking of the mother daughter bond is something very few can truly understand. Motherless Daughters connects women of all ages, from across Australia, to share their experience in a safe and friendly environment.

Through our online support group and community events, we provide the avenues for women and girls to connect and be open about their experiences as they grieve and acknowledge their experiences. 

Join the Motherless Daughters community and connect with women who ‘get it’. 

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Our public page is our hub of all the latest support activities and news.

It’s a place of acknowledgement and celebration of the special mother/daughter relationship and is a useful resource for friends and family to gain insight and information on a loved one experiencing mother loss.

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Private Facebook Support Group

The Motherless Daughters private support group on Facebook is a safe space for thousands of daughters to engage in open conversation and support each other as they cope with grief and life's ongoing journey without mum.

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FRIENDS IN GRIEF

Friends In Grief has been developed to connect motherless daughters with someone of similar age, location and circumstances.

It can be empowering to connect with someone who has a similar shared experience, and we hope introductions made through Friends In Grief will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. 
If you'd like to connect with another motherless daughter from our community, simply complete this short survey to get started, then we’ll do the rest. We look forward to finding you a match!

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Latest STORIES

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.

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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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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.

READ
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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FURTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Motherless Daughters provides a peer support service, if you or your family are in need of counselling services, please consider reaching out to these wonderful services.

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Free counselling and support for people at risk of suicide and anyone experiencing mental health issues

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Kids Helpline

Australia’s only free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

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Mens Line

A telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.

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LifeLine

A national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

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Beyond Blue

Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

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Griefline

Supports Australians in their grief by providing space to be heard without judgement or labels, and offering hope and healing after loss.

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Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

As the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia, ACGB has been providing support for bereaved and grieving Australians for over 22 years.

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Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

Supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.

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OUR MISSION

TO HELP WOMEN NAVIGATE LIFE’S JOURNEY WITHOUT MUM.

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