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It is natural to grieve after the loss of a loved one. There are many services available in Western Australia to provide you with advice and support in your grief:
- The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement can help with your wellbeing.
- The Grief Centre of Western Australia provides understanding, support and recovery to people experiencing grief.
- Lifeline WA provides free grief and bereavement counselling.
- Relationships Australia provides free information and support for grief and loss.
The death of a loved one may be sudden and can be experienced under many different circumstances. Numerous services are available depending on the nature of your loss.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Death and Sorry Business details the unique and complex process First Australians have to overcome grief.
Help for migrants
The Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre provides support for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Losing someone to cancer
The Cancer Council of WA offers personalised support to all those affected by cancer can be contacted on 13 11 20 for access to services and resources.
Loss due to a crime
Loss of a baby
If you have experienced the loss of a baby, SANDS provides miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support and can be contacted on 1300 072 637. Red Nose Grief and Loss provides specialised bereavement support for anyone affected by the death of a baby or child and has a 24 hour support line 1300 308 307.
Loss of a child
Compassionate Friends Western Australia is a group for parents, siblings and grandparents that supports them during their grief after the death of a child, no matter what the child’s age.
Loss of spouse or partner
Solace Grief Support WA has support workers to help with grieving, no matter how or when the loved one died.
Regional support services
Anglicare WA provides rural and remote phone counselling on 1300 114 446 to assist with grief and loss.
The Coroner’s Court of WA provides a Coronial Counselling Service that can also be contacted on 08 9425 2900, free call 1800 671 994 or after hours on 0419 904 476.
ARBOR offers grief counselling and practical and emotional support to people recently impacted by lost loved ones to suicide.
Road Trauma Support WA provides information, support and counselling to friends, families, carers, witnesses, first responders and those who may have caused a traffic accident to occur.