The experience of grief can be overwhelming and often confusing, particularly in the early weeks and months following a significant loss or change. The important thing to remember is that everyone experiences grief in their own way and your grief is unique to you.
Whilst these emotions may feel extreme and chaotic, they are usually a normal reaction to a significant loss and will subside over time as life grows around the grief. Recognizing and perhaps understanding what is being experienced may alleviate some of the stress related to grief. There are a number of helpful resources available. However, sometimes professional services is required. Please do not be afraid to ask for help.
Remember we are always here to talk to and although we are not health care professionals we may be your first point of contact. Your General Practitioner may also be a good starting point, as they will also check for any other underlining issues that maybe contributing to your wellbeing. They will also be able to direct you to relevant professionals who specialise in Loss and Grief.
Hope Bereavement Support
Geelong and organisation offering free support counselling when grieving the death of a child and support after suicide
Telephone and online service offering support for men,
and their families.
The Salvation Army
International Christian organisation providing support where ut is needed the most
National charity providing contact with someone who cares when you need it most
Dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and offering support to bereaved families
Kids Help Line
24/7 free telephone and online support services for young
people aged 5-25
The Compassionate Friends
Victorian-based organisations Supporting Families after the
death of a child
Offering a wide range of support services to help strengthen communities
Griefline 1300 845 745
Free phone support, 7 days a week for any person in their grief by providing a space to be heard and offering hope and healing after loss.