Grief is the price we pay for love and the death of a partner and child can pose profound challenges. Gail O’Brien, widow of Prof. Chris O’Brien, AO, will deliver the 2017 Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) Annual Grief Lecture on Thursday 19th October.
Gail will share her journey of loss following Chris’ death in 2009 to brain cancer and the sudden death in 2011 of her son Adam from a seizure.
In 2016, Gail’s daughter, journalist Juliette O’Brien’s, published the biography, This Is Gail, which detailed her mother’s experience of Chris’ death and its aftermath.
Join us when Gail recounts, in her own words, the way she navigated these losses.
The Annual Grief Lecture is a free event which seeks to encourage public discussion on grief and bereavement and its impact upon individuals, families and communities.
All donations received go to the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
Gail O'Brien has a strong background in health. Having been born into a medical family and working within the health sector, Gail has always been fascinated by the world of medicine and what it can offer, particularly in the area of cancer care and treatment. In addition to her role with Chris O'Brien Lighthouse, Gail is a practising physiotherapist, working within the hospital sector in the area of orthopaedic rehabilitation.
Gail recently took up the role as Patient Advocate at Chris O'Brien Lighthouse.
Village Roadshow Theatrette State Library of Victoria
179 Latrobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Please note that registration is essential due to limited numbers and for catering purposes.