Recognising that many bereaved people feel isolated and in need of additional support beyond that which is given by family and friends, a number of self-help bereavement support groups have come into existence in our communities.
Not every bereaved person will find it easy to join a group and not all who do are helped by the experience, but many have been assisted to cope themselves and have in turn become helpers for others.
There are many groups in the community who are available to people who have suffered losses of different kinds. Below are the details of some of the organisations available.
Death is a subject rarely spoken about but through open discussion we are better prepared to deal with the reality of it. William Barrett and Sons offer professional presentations to groups or individuals on the topics surrounding death, dying and bereavement.
If you would like to discuss this, phone 08 9722 5311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone - 9425 2900 or 1800 671 994
A support and information service for anyone who loses a loved one to any type of sudden or reportable death. Counsellors can also provide information about the Coronial process.
Telephone - 9721 5177
Web - www.centrecare.com.au
Counselling and emotional support to anyone who has experienced a loss.
Voicemail - 0478 588 057
Web - www.monarchhouse.org.au
Peer support and therapeutic programs for children and adults. Also provide training on grief, loss and bereavement to individuals, groups and organisations.
Telephone - (08) 9486 8711
Web - www.compassionatefriendswa.org.au
Bereavement support, information for family and friends on the death of sons, daughters, sisters, brothers and grandchildren.
Telephone - 9359 3892
Web - www.solace.org.au
Support for people who have lost a partner in death.
Telephone - (08) 9384 3544
Web - www.cancersupportwa.org.au
One-to-one counselling or family counselling for people who have lost someone to cancer.
Telephone - 131 114
Web - www.lifelinewa.org.au
Confidential, free service available 24 hours/day.
Telephone - 13 52 47
Emotional support to those who are feeling suicidal and to the families of those who have suicided.
Telephone - 1800 198 313
Non-judgemental support for youth who may have feelings of suicide, or who have lost someone to suicide.
Telephone - 9442 5777
The Salvation Army's 24 hour crisis telephone service.
Telephone - 1800 552 002
Web - www.health.wa.gov.au/mentalhealth
Free mental health telephone support line.
Telephone - (08) 9263 2150
An outreach service for people bereaved by suicide, available Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm.
Telephone - 1300 0 72637
Web - www.sands.org.au
Support for families experiencing the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.
Telephone - (08) 9474 3544
Web - www.sidsandkidswa.org
For anyone affected by the sudden death of a baby or child.
Telephone - 1300 650 803
Web - www.silverchain.org.au
Offers free programs for children who are bereaved.
Telephone - 1800 551 800
Web - www.kidshelp.com.au
Telephone counselling for 5 - 25 year olds.
Web - www.eheadspace.org.au
An online community providing positive mental health support to children and young adults.
Telephone - (03) 9865 6772
Web - www.plwhawainc.asn.au
Loss and bereavement issues for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Telephone - (08) 9228 4488
Web - www.connectgroups.org.au
Information about self help and support groups and other community support services. ConnectGroups can also provide support and information to those seeking to develop a new group.
Telephone - 1300 004 814
Web - www.rtswa.org.au
A dedicated grief and trauma counselling service for all Western Australians impacted by road trauma.
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