Other Bereavement Services

Below is a list of Australian and International Bereavement Services that may be useful to those who are grieving and those who are working with bereaved individuals and families.

Please note: The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement makes no representation whatsoever regarding the content of any other websites that you may access from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement website. When you access a non-Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement website, please understand that it is independent from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement and that the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement has no control over the content on that website. A link to a non-Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement website does not mean that the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such website.

We would appreciate feedback on the usefulness of sites included in this listing including links that are no longer active.

Australian Bereavement Resources/Services

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.

The Bereavement Care Centre
Provides comprehensive and accessible counselling and support services for the terminally ill and their families, and for those recently bereaved.

Canberra Grief Centre
Grief counselling, support groups, workshops and debriefing.

The Compassionate Friends Victoria
Support groups, peer support and information for bereaved parents and siblings.

Good Grief
Programs, training and resources for children, young people and adults challenged by loss and change.

Information resources on death-related grief for the community and professionals.

Telephone and online bereavement counselling (operates between midday and 3am).

Hope Bereavement Care
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.

My Grief Assist
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.

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.

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.

Red Nose
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.

Suicide Call Back Service
Provides free Australia-wide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide (including those bereaved by suicide).

Support After Suicide
Information, counselling and group support for those bereaved by suicide, and education and professional development for health professionals.

Very Special Kids
Hospice service caring for children with life-threatening conditions. Provides a bereavement support program for families, inclusive of counselling, support, events and information.

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.

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.

Free specialist couple therapy for grieving parents.

Australian Palliative Care Resources/Services

Centre for Palliative Care (VIC)
Part of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and a Collaborative Centre of the University of Melbourne, the Centre has a state-wide role in palliative care education and research in Victoria, with networks and collaborative projects extending nationally and internationally.

Palliative Care ACT
The representative voice for palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory.

Palliative Care Australia
The peak national body for palliative care.

Palliative Care New South Wales
The peak body in New South Wales, representing palliative care providers and those with an interest in palliative care.

Palliative Care Northern Territory
The peak body in the Northern Territory, representing palliative care providers and those with an interest in palliative care.

Palliative Care Queensland
The peak body representing palliative care providers, consumers and their families and those with an interest in palliative care in Queensland.

Palliative Care Council of South Australia
The peak body in South Australia, representing palliative care providers and those with an interest in palliative care.

Palliative Care Victoria
The peak body representing palliative care providers, consumers and their families and those with an interest in palliative care in Victoria.

Palliative Care Western Australia
The peak body in Western Australia, raising awareness and building capacity for the community to address life limiting conditions, death and dying, grief and loss.

Tasmanian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
The peak representative body for hospice and palliative care in Tasmania.

International Bereavement Resources/Services

Association for Death Education and Counselling (ADEC) - USA
One of the oldest interdisciplinary organisations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. 

The Compassionate Friends - USA
Provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Cruse Bereavement Care - UK
Promotes the wellbeing of bereaved people and provides support, information and publications for those who have experienced the death of someone close.

The Dougy Centre - USA
Provides a safe place for for children, teenagers, young adults and families who are grieving a death to share their experiences.

Hospice Foundation of America - USA
Provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the US healthcare system and the role of hospice within it.

Crisis, Grief and Healing [Tom Golden] - USA
Serving the bereaved since 1995, this site offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues relating to grief and healing.

Skylight - NZ
Supporting children, young people and their family and friends to navigate through times of trauma, grief and loss.

Winston's Wish - UK
Childhood bereavement charity offering support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.

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.