There are a number of groups within the community that are designed to help bereaved individuals. Sometimes people seek support beyond what is available through their own network of family and friends. Some people find support groups to be beneficial, while others might feel trepidation in joining such a group. Knowing what is available in Tasmania allows you to choose what might be appropriate.
Grief Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of education, training, research, and professional service options for those working in the area of grief and bereavement.
StandBy has been in partnership with Lifeline Tasmania since 2002 and continues to support the widespread rural community in suicide postvention.
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit facility for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
MensLine Australia is a free telephone and online counseling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.
Open Arms – Veterans & Family Counselling was founded by Australia’s Vietnam veterans. It is Australia’s leading provider of mental health assessment and counselling for Australian veterans and their families.
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.
Finding out your baby has not survived during pregnancy, birth or infancy may be the most traumatic experience you will ever experience. You have lost a precious little life, and you may need to lean on others to cope with the heartbreak and the grief.
Road Trauma Support Tasmania Inc. provides a free confidential, caring, and supportive counselling service.
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health (the Embrace Project) is run by Mental Health Australia and provides a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention.
If you, or someone you know, are feeling worried or no good, we encourage you to connect and talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.
This is your story; your journey and we will take the time to listen. No shame, no judgement, safe place to yarn. We’re here for you.