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 Father & Enrolled Nurse
On the 5th of February 2018 Darren and his partner, Kathleen’s gorgeous little girl, Mia was born sleeping at 33 weeks. Mia was born, perfect and beautiful, but without breath. Darren and his partner Kathleen were excitedly awaiting the arrival of their daughter, when Kathleen noticed her daughters movements had changed. Unaware that this was a sign of a baby in potential distress, but still concerned that something was different, Darren and Kathleen went into hospital a day later. They were met with words that would change their life forever; THERE IS NO HEARTBEAT. Darren has chosen to join Still Aware to raise awareness and honour Mia by sharing her story, speaking her name and educating others to ensure that change is made in reducing stillbirth numbers.
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.
Bereaved Mother & Human Resources Professional
Alex has been a passionate advocate for stillbirth awareness and the work of Still Aware since her son and firstborn child Alfie Scott was born sleeping at 40 weeks gestation in July 2017. She is dedicated to helping prevent stillbirth from affecting other families in the future and volunteers her time fundraising and raising awareness about the importance of monitoring your babies foetal movements. Alex is also the proud Mother to daughter, Molly Belle Alfie, born in June 2018.