Midwifery & Dying Conference

At Soulfull Collective‘s conference on Midwifery & Death, participants collated the following lists of local resources:

Training Providers
• Abundant Life
• Sacred Dying SA – Doula online courses. Call Mona on 076 401 6844
• Soula (Soul Doula) Training for birth and end of life www.robynsheldon.com
• End of Life Academy (ELSA)
• PATCHSA + Bettercare books = SA children’s palliative care network www.pathchsa.org
• UCT’s Diploma in Palliative Medicine – adults and paeds
• Cameron Hogg www.uniomystica.co.za
• St Luke’s Combined Hospices (SLCH) offers bereavement support course and Introduction to Palliative Care for Home Based Carers
• Judy Bekker of Renaissance Business Associates offers Deep Listening and Facilitation training
• Hospices: HPCA info@hpca.co.za
• Soul Carers Network – Mary Ryan
• Conversation Dialogue Skills – Vicky Coates (082 413 6132) & Nima Taylor (076 024 9120)
• Gill Faris offers tailor made training
• Mama Nurture offers Perinatal Bereavement Doula training nationally as well as bereavement training for NICU nurses and labour/ maternity ward midwives. Contact Samala Kriedemann 083 389 6929, samala@mama-nurture.co.za www.mama-nurture.co.za
• SBD Families online
• Zen Coaching, contact Lisa Garso
• Peter Maltitz, sangoma
• Afrocentric mediation, Bukelwa Sigila
• Love Legacy Dignity offers one day training “The Ultimate in Personal Mastery” and customised conversation training for lawyers and financial advisors
• Christine Nachmann, end of life and bereavement counselling cnachmann@gmail.com
• Rhoda Isaacs offers PowerPoint, design and proofreading services ibrhoda@gmail.com

Organisations & Umbrella Bodies
• Cape Care 021 674 6897
• Sacred Dying SA 076 401 6844
• Abundant Life abundantlife.victoria@gmail.com
• Chariot Helath palliative home based carers
• PATCH SA – SA Children’s Palliative Care Network www.patchsa.org
• PalPrac (doctors specialised in palliative care)
• St. Luke’s Combined Hospices (SLCH)
• Hospice Palliative Care Association of SA info@hpca.co.za
• The Voice of the Unborn Child (NPC) sonja@ssfg.co.za
• ELSA – End of Life Supportive Alliance
• Retirement Villages – Health Care Centres (Frail Care)
• The Soul Café in Broadacres, Johannesburg
• Sonja Smith Elite Funerals
• Conscious Dying South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/549224178765963/
• Death Cafés
• ICPCN – International Children’s Palliative Care Network
• Iris House Children’s Hospice

Communities of Practice & Localised Support

• St John, contact Pat Gelderblom
• Abundant Life
• Pasedspal in Rondebosch, Cape Town www.paedspal.org.za children’s palliative care
• Ikamva Labantu, contact Ntomboxolo Siko, Thandeka Dumeko & Mthunzi Funo
• St Luke’s Combined Hospices – Do St. Luke’s Basic Hospice Course, become a volunteer
021 797 5335
• Hospices: HPCA info@hpca.co.za
• Cape Care
• Iris House Children’s Hospices provides free respite care for families who have a member with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition
• Nechama Counselling for the Bereaved
• Soul Carers Network
• Soulcafe.co.za and Sonja Smith
• Elite Funerals
• Love Legacy Dignity
• Triangle Project
• Kagyu Samye Dzeng offer regular meditation and mindfulness
• Kenilworth Bargo group, Buddhist centre
• Death Cafes – Southern suburbs and at The Kitche in Woodstock
• Baby loss support groups, Luzanne Horn in Claremont 082 941 9389
• Mindful Living Health Practitioners, Cath Valentine 082 825 0337

• Dr. Michelle Meiring – Paedspal & PATCHSA (palliative treatment for children SA, wwww.patchsa.org)
• Keshnie Mathi – EOLA (ELSA), ASCHP certified EOL Counsellor’s Course
• Abundant Life
• Dignity SA
• Dr. Liz Gwyther, Division of Family Medicine, UCT