Web Links

Please select from the following grief support websites:

General
Hospice and Palliative Care
Aboriginal People
Pet Loss
Bereaved / Ill Children
Sibling
Suicide
Bereaved Parents
Victim Support
Cancer


 
General

http://www.adec.org/
The Association for Death Education and Counselling is a multi-disciplinary professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, bereavement counseling, and care of the dying. Information is provided regarding membership, publications, workshops and conferences.

http://www.buddhanet.net/r_booksc.htm
This site on care for the dying and bereaved is part of BuddaNet, which presents a Buddhist perspective on issues related to death and grief. Information is provided regarding support services in Australia, and some useful articles on different aspects of grief can be accessed.

http://www.grief.org.au
This link takes you to the site of the Centre for Grief Education (Melbourne, Victoria) where you can download information on training programs and courses. The site also links to related websites, information on the peer-reviewed journal Grief Matters: The Journal of Grief and Bereavement, details on projects conducted by the Centre, information on benefits, recent media releases and grief support information.

http://griefnet.org
GriefNet is an Internet community consisting of more than 30 email support groups and two web sites. This site is very much oriented toward helping those who are grieving. Includes a comprehensive bookstore listing with titles related to many types of loss. Also includes the Griefnet newsletter and a page for memorials.

https://au.reachout.com/search?q=grief&page=1
Reach Out: Factsheet. Suggestions for managing grief. Things that may be helpful while grieving. Managing grief can be really hard. This factsheet has some suggestions that may help you to get through this time.

http://www.bmj.com
In 1998, the British Medical Journal published a series of ten articles on different types of losses likely to be experienced by patients of medical practitioners. Authored by noted experts in their fields, these articles address such losses as death, separation, surgery and amputation, and blindness. Click on “Search/Archive” on the homepage, then use “loss” as a key word.

http://www.goodtherapy.com.au/
Goodtherapy is an Online Mental Health Resource that puts Australians in touch with the various kinds of therapy available in their community; helps them to make informed choices, and get the support they need. This website includes a Directory of Practitioners, Public Forum, Calendar of Workshops and Book Shop.


https://www.headspace.org.au
Headspace is a National Youth and Mental Health foundation.
It helps people between the ages of 12-25 by providing support for those who
are affected by bullying, anxiety, body image and depression.

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Aboriginal People

http://www.adac.org.au/resources.php?resType=Leaflet
ADAC is unique in Australia as it is the only Indigenous peak body of its kind. Currently we represent 22 Aboriginal Community Organisations from across South Australia. ADAC provides responses to a range of state and national committees and strategies, helps communities deal with the problems associated with substance misuse, develops health promotional materials, undertakes research on its own and in collaboration with various universities and key national research organisations. The Grief and Trauma project has produced its own information pamphlets on grief and loss issues and there is also a range of resources dealing with grief and loss. These can be obtained from the resources section of the website, in the leaflets area of resources.

http://www.naccho.org.au
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Visit this site to find a link to your state/territory, which will then lead you to Aboriginal Health services in your area that may be able to provide counselling, an understanding ear and other services.


https://www.headspace.org.au
Headspace is a National Youth and Mental Health foundation.
It helps people between the ages of 12-25 by providing support for those who
are affected by bullying, anxiety, body image and depression.

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Bereaved / Ill Children

http://kidsaid.com
KIDSAID, a companion site of Griefnet, is described as a safe place for kids to share and to help each other deal with grief about any of their losses. Very “kid friendly” in its design and content, eg places for children’s stories, artwork, questions.

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Bereaved Parents

http://www.compassionatefriendswa.org.au
This site gives general information about The Compassionate Friends and contact details for TCF in various Australian states and cities.

http://www.sidsandkids.org
SIDS Australia Online provides information about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, services and publications for families who experience a death through SIDS, and updated research reports. Includes translations of information about safely preparing a baby’s cot.

http://www.sands.org.au
SANDS stands for stillbirth and neonatal death support, and these sites are for the South Australian and national organisations. They include many items of interest to parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, including articles by other parents, a list of SANDS publications, online support and contacts for other state branches.

http://www.APlacetoRemember.com/
This site is described as poviding “uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby”. It has various sections for sharing, remembrance, resources, products and monthly featured items. The product section includes information about literature, videos, cards, keepsakes and poems.

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Cancer

http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu/
Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, this site contains an extensive resource directory about cancer, including psychosocial support and personal experiences, global resources, online journals, book reviews and other resources for patients. Click on 'Search' on the homepage, then use 'grief' as a key word, you will find a range of information relating to loss and grief for health professionals and patients.

http://www.cancer.net/patient/Coping/Grief+and+Bereavement/Coping+With+Change+After+a+Loss
Oncologist-approved Cancer.net information about coping with changes as a result of losing a loved one through cancer.

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Hospice and Palliative Care

http://www.growthhouse.org/
With the goal of improving the quality of care for the dying, this site offers an extensive directory of Internet resources relating to life-threatening illness and end-of-life care. Also offers a monthly email newsletter.

http://www.pallcare.asn.au
This is the site of the Palliative Care SA. It includes useful information about and links to local resources for both consumers and professionals involved when someone is dying. The electronic version of the Council’s newsletter can also be accessed.

http://www.meningitis.com.au
The Meningitis Centre is a not for profit organisation established in Perth in 1992 by a group of parents and health care professionals impacted by the disease to raise public awareness of meningitis; encourage, facilitate and fund meningitis research; and provide family support services.

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Pet Loss

http://www.petloss.com
Petloss is a gentle and compassionate website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet. It is a well organised site that includes useful information about pet loss, plus many interactive sections for those who have lost a pet.

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Suicide

https://www.headspace.org.au
Headspace is a National Youth and Mental Health foundation.
It helps people between the ages of 12-25 by providing support for those who
are affected by bullying, anxiety, body image and depression.

http://www.moshaustralia.org.au/
MOSH Australia (Minimisation of Suicide Harm) is a not for profit organisation that caters for the needs of those at risk of self-harm and suicide and those bereaved through suicide. MOSA aims to develop and promote both existing and new programs that will minimise the risk factors and maximise protective factors for those at risk of self-harm and suicide and those bereaved by suicide.

http://www.livingisforeveryone.com.au
The Commonwealth government’s Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) website is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, the LIFE website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.

http://www.save.org/
SA\VE: Suicide Awareness\Voices of Education provides education and information about suicide and suicide prevention, as well as outreach and grief support for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Includes most recent statistics on death by suicide, and frequently asked questions about suicide.

https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org/
Suicide Prevention Australia provides national leadership for the suicide prevention sector in Australia. SPA works collaboratively to develop a community that knows how to ask for help and how to give help.

http://www.supportaftersuicide.org.au
Providing support to those bereaved by suicide and resourcing professionals engaged with them. Located in Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Support After Suicide aims to increase the availability of timely and appropriate support to families, especially those with young children, who are bereaved through suicide.

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Victim support

http://www.victimsa.org
Victim Support Service (VSS) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation in South Australia. Qualified professional staff provide a comprehensive range of services for people who have suffered as a result of a criminal offence. This includes individual crime victims, their families, friends and the wider community.


Page last updated 13th August, 2017

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