Every year on October 15, around the world people light a candle at 7pm (in their time zone) to participate in the Wave of Light to remember and honour their little ones who have died. No matter how far along you were in your pregnancy you are invited to participate and share a your photo of your candle or light by #WaveofLight and #StandingSilent
This year, we want to take a moment to stand silent to acknowledge the terrible silence around pregnancy and infant loss. We will be joined by fellow support and research organisations,
- Pink Elephant Support Network,
- Miscarriage Information Support Service
- Stillbirth Foundation and
- Bears of Hope
in standing silent to break the silence.
If you would like to join us, tag us and use the #standingsilent to help honour all the beautiful ones who never got to take their first steps.
You can also download one of our social tiles or a frame to place over your own photos to share your little one with the world.
To use the frames in the stories function of Facebook or Instagram, you can simply layer them over your first photos
- Download the story frame into your photos on your phone
- Choose create story
- Choose the photo you wish to use the frame over
- At the top of the screen where your first photo is now sitting, touch the smiling square
- This will bring up several options, scroll down until you see the symbol that is a photo and choose that
- Find the downloaded frame of your choice in your photos and place it over your original photo
- If you want, tag Sands and Red Nose and use the #standingsilent and #PAIL2021 and if we see it we will share it in our stories.
To use the square frames over a photo in your feed you will need photo editing software of some kind that allows you to merge two photos. Canva is a free online program that will allow you to do this.
Share your stories and break the silence by #standingsilent and tagging us on social media.
Our 24/7 support line can be reached on 1300 308 307 or visit our support library
This year to acknowledge International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day we are sharing the moments of silence affecting bereaved parents to encourage conversation about pregnancy and infant loss for the month of October.