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Bonnie Carter

Bonnie Carter OAM

Peer Worker / Lived Experience, ACT

Bonnie Carter OAM is an award-winning community advocate & leader, voluntarily working in the infant loss awareness and fundraising space for the past seven years. Bonnie is a wife and a mother of three precious daughters, including two stillborn babies (Grace in 2016 and Matilda in 2017), and now one crazy toddler (Evie born in 2021). Bonnie has also experienced miscarriage and early pregnancy loss.

Bonnie is a member of the Red Nose Community Advisory Committee and has undertaken significant fundraising work for other charities including Bears of Hope, Canberra Hospital Foundation and Lifeline.

Bonnie is recognised as a community leader on both a national and local level, including participation in the 2018 Senate Inquiry into Stillbirth Research and being a key community changemaker, influencing the ACT Government’s introduction of an Early Pregnancy Loss certificate in 2021.

Bonnie honours her precious stillborn daughters in all that she does. She strives to offer a voice for Australian bereaved families, in the hope that it helps other people feel supported and comforted in their times of grief and loss.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.