Sometimes we are asked about grief and bereavement services and where to get help after losing a loved one, so we worked with the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) to compile a list of services available in Australia.
The AGCB is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which was established in 1996 to provide a range of education, training, research and professional service options for those working in the area of grief and bereavement.
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Bereavement counselling, support group and, information for bereaved adults, adolescents, children, and families. Also provides education and training opportunities for health professionals.
Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network
The network aims to promote understanding of child and adolescent trauma, loss and grief.
Bears of Hope
Bears Of Hope Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support provides leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their baby.
Provides comprehensive and accessible counselling and support services for the terminally ill and their families, and for those recently bereaved.
Grief counselling, support groups, workshops and debriefing.
Launched October 2019, CarerHelp is designed to assist people who are caring for someone who is at the end of life. It provides information and advice on how carers can be better prepared in the form of learning modules, links to useful caring resources, videos of carer experiences, and factsheets.
Centre for Care and Wellbeing (CCW)
The Centre for Care and Wellbeing (CCW) at Springvale Botanical Cemetery shares a partnership with the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) to offer visitors a wide range of support services and activities. The CCW offers companionship, friendship and understanding to bereaved visitors in their journey through grief, loss and mourning. The Centre for Care and Wellbeing is located at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 23A Smith Road, Springvale.
Compassionate Friends Victoria
Support groups, peer support and information for bereaved parents and siblings.
Feel the Magic
Feel the Magic Is home to Australia’s largest and leading grief education and support program, Camp Magic®. Their programs are located in the states of NSW, VIC and ACT. The mission of Feel the Magic® is to create environments where children who are experiencing grief can be inspired and empowered to succeed in spite of their loss.
Programs, training and resources for children, young people and adults challenged by loss and change.
Telephone and online bereavement counselling (operates 7 days a week from 6am to midnight AEST).
Information resources on death-related grief for the community and professionals.
Bereavement counselling, support groups, information resources and a telephone support service for those in the Barwon South West region (VIC) who are impacted by the sudden or unexpected death of an infant, child or young person under 18 years of age.
Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support
A Salvation Army program, providing information, resources and training for those that support people who are at risk of suicide or have lost a loved one to suicide.
24/7 telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Lionheart Camp for Kids
Lionheart Camp for Kids is a bereavement program that supports grieving children from ages 5 through to 12, as well as adolescents, following the death of a parent, primary caregiver or sibling.
Information and resources for the bereaved.
The National Centre for Childhood Grief
Counselling and support for children and teens from 3-18 years of age, information resources, education and training.
Counselling and support services, support groups, online forum, information and 24-hour bereavement support line for families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, during birth, pregnancy or infancy regardless of the cause.
Road Trauma Support Services Information
Counselling and support for people affected by road trauma, education and advocacy.
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support (SANDS)
Support groups, peer support, online chat service, information and 24-hour telephone support for families requiring miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death support.
Provides free Australia-wide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (including those bereaved by suicide).
Information, counselling and group support for those bereaved by suicide, and education and professional development for health professionals.
Hospice service caring for children with life-threatening conditions. Provides a bereavement support program for families, inclusive of counselling, support, events and information.
A community-based grief support for bereaved children, adolescents and their families.
Standby – Support after suicide
Is an Australian Government initiative, established in 2002 to meet the need for a coordinated community response to suicide. StandBy is Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide.