If you are seeking support relating to grief e.g. support organisations and resources such as books, please use the Finding Support page or use links which are presented at the bottom of each topic page.


Barossa Valley Solace
BeyondBlue
CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer
Centacare
LIFELINE
Positive Life SA
Victim Support Service

Barossa Valley Solace

Barossa Valley Solace provides monthly get togethers for widowed persons who wish to spend time with other widowed people in a social atmosphere, and who come from similar circumstances. This makes them feel comfortable as each person understands what others are experiencing through grief and the loss of a loved one. Grief counseling is available to those who feel they would benefit from using the service. 

Services provided:

  • Grief counseling 
  • Meetings are monthly on a saturday
  • phone service available from 9am to 8pm

Phone: (08) 8562 3858
Mailing adress: 2 McPherson Court, Nuriootpa, S.A. 5355

Hours of Operation: 9am to 8pm
Costs: There is no membership fee

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BeyondBlue

  • Beyondblue is primarily a national telephone and internet information service and can also refer people to accurate, up to date, easy to read information on depression, anxiety and related disorders.
  • All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.
  • Beyondblue is not a health service, drop-in, or a crisis service: the postal address is for administration needs.

Services:

  • 24 hour support service: 1300 4222 4636
  • Webchat: 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week 
 


Website: http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Help line:  1300 22 4636

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CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer

CanTeen supports, develops and empowers teenagers living with cancer by providing a high quality Australia-wide peer support network of teenagers living with cancer and their teenage brothers and sisters, who share experiences, have fun, offer resources and promote understanding, well being and leadership.

Services provided:

  • Peer Support through activities, camps, educational workshops
  • Grief education courses for members eg. Annual good grief weekend
  • Telephone counseling 
  • Online counseling

Phone: To talk to a health professional call 1800 835 932

All other enquiries: 1800 226 833


Website: www.canteen.org.au

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Centacare

Centacare offers a confidential, professional counselling service for those confronted by loss and grief and work to provide a sympathetic and practical support as people journey through the grieving process.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Group councelling 
  • Mediation
  • Family counceling 
  • Parenting counceling 

Phone: (08) 8215 6700

Email: equiries@centacare.org.au


Website: www.centacare.org.au

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LIFELINE

LIFELINE provides a 24hr telephone counselling service that is compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential and supportive of people from all walks of life, in need or in crisis.
Counsellors are trained to help with crises in areas such as isolation, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, suicide, youth issues, loss and grief, mental health, child abuse, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling etc.

LIFELINE has been helping South Australians of all ages, religions and social groups since 1963. In that time, our counsellors have dealt with just about every human problem.

Services provided:

  • Telephone counselling 24 hours 13 11 14
  • Grief education classes as part of training of telephone counsellors
  • Referral service to other agencies and support groups
  • One-on-one crisis support chat 8pm-4am 7days: 13 11 14 

Phone: 13 11 14

Website: www.lifeline.org.au 



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Positive Life SA

A Positive Life SA Inc provides this social drop in and health centre for people living with HIV. Support and complementary therapies available, including Friday lunches, treatment information, a volunteer program, support groups, positive speakers bureau, forums and newsletters.

Services provided:

  • Drop in centre
  • Support survices for people with HIV

Phone: 0410 707 923

Email: reception@hivsa.org.au


Website:  http://www.hivsa.org.au

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Victim Support Service

The Victim Support Service Inc. (VSS) of S.A. is a community based, not-for-profit organisation in South Australia, which provides a comprehensive range of services for people who have suffered as a result of a criminal offence. This includes the crime victimes, their families and friends and the wider community.

Services provided:

  • Professional counselling, advocacy & support
  • Information about victims rights and criminal injuries compensation claims
  • Specific information sessions
  • Court companion service
  • Resource centre/library
  • Regional services – Pt Pirie, Pt Augusta, Riverland, Mt Gambier, Pt Lincoln, Whyalla and Murrylands

Phone: 1800 842 846

Website: www.victimsa.org

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