Grief support services

There are many local community organisations that will provide support, as well as some larger well known organisations that work throughout Australia. These include:

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 
  • Beyond Blue: Information and support on mental health 
  • Black Dog Institute: Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder. 
  • Mindspot: A free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. 
  • NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief: Grief Support line: (02) 9489 6644 
  • Australian Psychological Society: 1800 333 497. Can provide a list of registered psychologists offering counselling services. 
  • The Salvation Army Counselling Service: 1300 363 622 
  • Kids' Helpline: 1800 551 800. A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
  • 1800RESPECT: Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
  • Relationships Australia 1300 364 277. A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
  • SANE Australia 1800 18 7263. Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.
  • Support after Suicide. Information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.
  • Red Nose Grief and Loss (formerly SIDS and Kids): 1300 308 307 (24/7).
  • The Compassionate Friends: 1300 064 068. Offering Support and information to those who have lost a child (any age) or grandchild to death. Also offering some sibling groups.
  • Cancer Council Australia: 13 11 20. Nurses and health professionals offering support to anyone affected by cancer.

For more comprehensive information on grief, you can visit the MyGriefAssist website.