Bereavement Support

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Would you like some support

Research tells us that most of us will get the support we need through our personal networks. However, sometimes we need a bit of extra help. If this is the case for you we suggest you speak with your GP who can make the most appropriate referral for you.

Another useful start point is Grief Australia who uses research to inform the development of their resources. They also provide links to Certified Bereavement Practitioners.

There are also a number of local support groups for people who are bereaved.

Bereavement Support

Standby support after suicide

The StandBy program is focused on supporting anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life, including:

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Friends
  • Witnesses
  • First Responders
  • Service Providers

StandBy is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual.

The program offers coordinated evidence-based support and resources (including connections to local services and groups) that is individualised for each person’s unique circumstance. This support is continued for up to two years to ensure those that engage with StandBy are not alone and receive ongoing support.

For more information

West Australian Young Widow Support Group

This group is for anyone who identifies with being a young widow or widower who is living in West Australia and has experienced the death of a partner. 

The purpose of this support group is to provide a safe space where widowed people can connect in an online group and support each other through the challenges of grief.   

​For further information on this group please contact Michelle – griefconnectwa@outlook.com.

LionHeart Camp for Kids

Lionheart Camp for Kids provides a safe, fun-filled space for both children and their families to explore and understand their grief. Their bereavement services also extend to online support programs, mentoring, community events and educational resources.

The South West Compassionate Communities Network acknowledges the Noongar community as the traditional owners and custodians of Country in the South West of Western Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.