Grief Support

Grief Support

The following are some tools available to assist you in your healing journey. Contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalised solution to support you on the road to recovery.

Griefwords by Alan Wolfelt

As you navigate your grief journey, Griefwords includes over over 80 helpful articles and resources. Written by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, an author, educator,  grief counsellor, and founder of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, these articles can help you find healthy ways to cope and adjust after the loss of someone you love.

Dr Wolfelt came to Melbourne and Australia to provide specialist professional training for our Nelson Bros team, enabling us to develop a careful understanding of your specific needs. 

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365 Days of Healing

With our daily emails of comfort and hope, you will feel supported knowing we’re here to walk with you through your journey of grief.



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Just One of Many

Here’s one example of our 365 Days of Healing emails, designed to offer advice, tell stories, and otherwise help you heal.



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Grief & Healing Websites



 

GriefShare

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

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Web Healing

Web Healing offers grief discussion boards where you can talk with others who are grieving or browse recommended books on grief.

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The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are helping those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the grieving process as a parent.

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NALAG

The National Association for Loss and Grief acts as a support network for people experiencing loss and grief. NALAG provides help to individuals, families and communities through its free telephone Grief Support service.

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Children & Grief

When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.

The following links provide more detailed information on topics related to helping children and teens cope with loss.



When Families Grieve™

This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores children's understanding of death and offers information about communicating, ideas for coping together, and ways to move forward with your children after a loss.

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Helpful Children's Books

This list from the Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center recommends children's books that deal with death and grief. These easy-to-read stories can open up a meaningful discussion between you and your child, and help children make sense of their feelings and understand what they're experiencing.

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More Advice

Here you'll find a Huffington Post article by Judith Acosta containing advice and guidance from her book Verbal First Aid, which counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain in a variety of situations, including the death of a loved one. If you find the advice in the article helpful, you may want to read her book for even more insight.

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss

The following websites and associations provide information and assistance relating to pregnancy & infant loss.



Red Nose

Formerly SIDS & KIDS, Red Nose provides support services, education and research programs for those who experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child.

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Bears Of Hope

Bears Of Hope comfort, acknowledge, inform, empower, and guide families during their time of loss.

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SANDS

Sands is a volunteer-based organisation providing individualised care from one bereaved parent to another, giving them support and hope for the future, following the death of a baby.

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