Welcome to GriefLink, an information resource on death-related grief for the community and professionals. We hope the information on this site will be helpful to all visitors.

As the site is based in South Australia some information about support services and educational activities is specific to that State.

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GriefLink News

4th Australian Postvention Conference, Hope and Healing

We are privileged to have International guests and Australian presenters who are experts in the field of Postvention. The invited plenary speakers are well known for their research and practice in Postvention. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Thursday 5th June. Friday's program is aimed at researchers and professionals and includes an almost-full-day workshop for support group facilitators as a separate stream. Saturday's program is primarily for those bereaved by suicide and their families with a separate workshop stream. There will be two sessions on Friday when concurrent papers will be presented.

Date: Jun 05 2014 - Jun 07 2014
Call for abstracts: Mar 28 2014
Early bird registration: Apr 28 2014
Contact: Alan Staines
Phone: 0412 164 575
Fax: +61 (0)2 9683 4000
Email: alanstaines@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://secure.hotelnetwork.com.au/2014postvention/home/program

Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference 2014

Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice


Dates:  26th-28th March 2014

Venue:  Bayview Eden Melbourne


Early Bird Rate Ends: 

Friday, 6th December, 2013

Abstracts Close:

Friday, 20th December, 2013

Registrations Close: 

Friday, 28th February 2014


Register: Registrations must be completed online. To register, go to www.grief.org.au/conference/registration

Enquiries:  Contact the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement on (03) 9265 2100 or email conference@grief.org.au

A new development for GriefLink

Dr Mary Brooksbank, Palliative Care Council & Ms Jill Chapman, GriefLink, sign MOU
a memorandum of understanding has recently been signed between GriefLink and the Palliative Care Council South Australia to move forward with the updating of the GriefLink website.

David Roach OAM

The GriefLink Management Committee would like to express their congratulations to David Roach on being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours list. David is a founding member of GriefLink and this award is fitting recognition of David’s many years of involvement with the Independent Theatre group, and to social work in various fields of practice, most notably palliative care and bereavement services. Well done, David - much deserved!


Events of Interest

Please contact Grieflink (Through the feedback form) if you have a South Australian event of interest.