Lifeline takes a look at loss and grief, how it affects us and what helps us heal. The article also looks at how we can help others who are grieving.
The Stillbirth Foundation Australia is dedicated to stillbirth research. It represents the voices of thousands of Australian families who have been touched by stillbirth and offers support for parents and their family and friends.
This is the story of Christopher's shocking death and its tragic aftermath for the family. It is also the story of a mother and father's love, and their determination not to lose another son to the temptation of taking his own life. Honest, raw, and deeply moving, Jayne's account brings to life the visceral experience of grief and the long, painful journey towards finding meaning in life again. This is compelling and inspirational reading for anyone affected by the death of a young person.
The American National Institutes of Health has produced a thoughtful and helpful brochure on talking to children about death.
Good Grief is committed to education which builds resilience and fosters wellbeing. They provide programs for children, young people and adults challenged by loss and change.
The NALAG Centre for Loss and Grief provides FREE loss and grief support to those who are grieving. NALAG (NSW) Inc has Centres and Branches across NSW with it's State office located at the NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief in Dubbo.
This clip from the Compassionate friends UK not only explains the role of the organisation, it gives valuable insight into how it feels to lose a child and how you can help someone you know in their grief.
Linda Mottram talk to The Compassionate Friends founder Canon Reverend Dr Simon Stephens about understanding and supporting grieving parents and families.
The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organisation offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of a child and fostering the physical and emotional health of bereaved parents and their surviving children.
It is important to avoid platitudes and unhelpful comments by taking time to think before you speak. The Better Health Channel in association with the Centre for Grief and Bereavement has some suggestions for offering support and importantly, approaches and comments best avoided.
The National Centre for Childhood Grief provides individual and group counselling and support for children and teens from 3-18 years of age. The Sydney based centre provides group and individual counselling in a caring environment known as A Friend's Place and offers support and advice for parents, guardians and other caregivers.
Operated by Jesuit Social Services in Victoria, The Support After Suicide Community brings together people who are bereaved by suicide.
Precious insights into how it feels to lose a baby.
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement offers practical advice on how to help people suffering loss.
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement offers advice on supporting grieving employees following the death of a loved one
In this audio file from NPR's All Things Considered, Deirdre Sullivan explains how she learned that a little personal discomfort is worth it if it can offer comfort to those who need it.
The Seasons for Growth program runs in many schools in Australia and is designed to help children to cope with loss and major changes in their lives