Australian Health Directory


Bereavement and dying


Dying and death at the end of one's journey on Earth, while a natural part of life, is an emotional experience. It takes the dying person through an unknown and often feared territory. It is also a difficult time for loved ones, friends, carers and professionals.

Few are prepared for death. The dying person may have many practical issues to manage, including wills and funeral plans. There are emotional and spiritual matters to deal with, such as coming to terms with a sudden encounter with dying, fear of death, settlement of unresolved emotional issues and acceptance that the journey has come to an end.

The categories on this page list professionals and organisations that can provide practical help during these difficult times with palliative care, funerals, bereavement counselling and all kinds of other services related to dying, death and bereavement.

Funerals

Search the funeral service provider directory.

Hospices/Palliative care

Visit the hospice and palliative care service directory.

Bereavement/Dying - support and counselling

Browse the grief and dying counselling / support services directory.


Feature listings

The Gawler Cancer Foundation

Cancer, Healing and Wellbeing Retreats
Yarra Valley, Victoria

Yarra Junction VIC 3797

The Gawler Cancer Foundation provides lifestyle-based educational retreats for people living with cancer and their support people. The Foundation's cancer self-help programs teach lifestyle practices which promote healing helping to improve quality of life and recovery outcomes. These programs complement medical treatments and complementary therapies that may be chosen as part of a treatment plan. More....

Resources

Palliative Care Australia - resources for professionals, carers and consumers.

Grief Link - death-related grief resources.

Canteen - support for young people living with cancer.

Sudden and Neonatal Death Support - support group for parents who experience miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.