I’ve written a bit over time about how we each handle grief differently… that there is no one right way to grieve.
When life, following a death, feels overwhelming and you feel like you are going around in unending circles of sadness, it might be time to get some support. There are any number of factors that can have grief be more difficult to handle.
Following are range of organisations that can be of support if you feel additional support is required, or would be beneficial, for you or a loved one.
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement | +61 (03) 9265 2111 | www.grief.org.au
Beyond Blue | Australia: 1300 224 636 | www.beyondblue.org.au
Compassionate Friends | support for families after the death of a child | Australia: 1800 641 091 | www.compassionatefriendsvictoria.org.au
Griefline | Midday to 3am daily | Australia: 1300 845 745 | www.griefline.org.au
Lifeline | 24 hours, 7 days a week |Australia: 13 11 14 | www.lifeline.org.au
Redkite | information and support for children and young people with cancer | Australia: 1800 733 548 | www.redkite.org.au
Road Trauma Support Team | Australia: 1300 367 797
SANDS |support for families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn deaths | Australia: +61 (03) 9899 0217 | www.sandsvic.org.au
SIDS and Kids Victoria | Australia: 1800 308 307 | www.sidsandkids.org
Asbestos.com by The Mesothelioma Centre | Coping with the Loss of a Loved One to Mesothelioma | asbestos.com/support/mesothelioma-grief-guide/
If you know of other resources that would be fitting additions to this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jacqui Chaplin is a Lifetime & End-of-Life Commemoration Specialist (a funeral celebrant among other things) based in Melbourne, Australia. She loves capturing stories about the nature of life and being human, as well as, celebrating and commemorating well lived lives and lives that have ended. Jacqui has a passion for bringing the conversations that many of us find difficult to think about, let alone speak about, out in the open so we can see how our stories, values and beliefs influence our attitudes.
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