This category lists professional counsellors, pastoral and religious support providers, companions and support groups who can assist the dying person to stay in control over treatment and carer decisions, to deal with fear, loneliness, vulnerability and to reach acceptance, peace, emotional and spiritual easement.
Bereavement service providers also specialise in assisting the bereaved to deal with grief from the loss of a loved one and to go through a painful but a natural and healing grieving process.
Cancer, Healing and Wellbeing Retreats
Yarra Valley, Victoria
Yarra Junction, VIC 3797The 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.
Canterbury, VIC 3126The Compassionate Friends is a Victorian mutual support organisation supporting bereaved parents, siblings & grandparents following the death of a child at any age and from any cause. Services include Supports Groups across Victoria, 24 hour telephone support answered by bereaved parents, grief information and seminars, library, Annual Compassionate Employer Awards.
A service of Barwon Paediatric Bereavement Programme Inc.
Geelong, VIC 3220
Sydney, NSW 2000We offer support and friendship to family members grieving for a child. We invite you to become a member, attend support groups, make use of information we have about the grieving process and assist others with similar experiences.
Adelaide, SA 5005A web based information resource for people who are experiencing loss who are bereaved and grieving, carers, friends, colleagues and health and welfare workers. Information can be found relating to grief associated with cause of death, grief reactions in persons, groups and cultures and grief after the death of someone close.
The Australian Organisation for Young People
Living with Cancer
Newtown, NSW 2042CanTeen is a not-for-profit organisation supporting young people living with cancer. It manages several peer support programs: Patient Members, Sibling Members, Offspring Members, Bereaved Sibling Members and Bereaved Offspring Members. CanTeen has offices in all states.
Stillbirth and Newborn Death Support
Box Hill, VIC 3128Sands Australia provides support for parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
Sands offers support Australia-wide. To talk to a parent supporter in your area, call our Support Line on 13 000 72637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sands is a not-for-profit organisation; all group support, one-to-one support and information is free of charge.
NEW FARM, QLD 4005Self-help support organization offering bereavement support to parents, siblings and grandparents grieving the death of a child.
Compassionate Friends Queensland raises fund through charity golf days and other activities. To become a member or to make a donation, please visit our website.
Bereavement Support and Information Centre
West Perth, WA 6005The Compassionate Friends is a self-help group open to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.
Country freecall : 1800 628 118