Support groups and organisations: Workplace

If you are seeking support relating to grief e.g. support organisations and resources such as books, please use the Finding Support page or use links which are presented at the bottom of each topic page.


Barossa Valley Solace
Bereaved Through Suicide Support Group
BeyondBlue
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer
Centacare
Homicide Victim Support Group of SA Inc
LIFELINE
Living Beyond Suicide (ANGLICARESA)
Loss & Grief Camps ANGLICARESA
Minimisation of Suicide Harm (MOSH Australia)
Positive Life SA
The Compassionate Friends South Australia
Victim Support Service

Barossa Valley Solace

Barossa Valley Solace provides monthly get togethers for widowed persons who wish to spend time with other widowed people in a social atmosphere, and who come from similar circumstances. This makes them feel comfortable as each person understands what others are experiencing through grief and the loss of a loved one. Grief counseling is available to those who feel they would benefit from using the service. 

Services provided:

  • Grief counseling 
  • Meetings are monthly on a saturday
  • phone service available from 9am to 8pm

Phone: (08) 8562 3858
Mailing adress: 2 McPherson Court, Nuriootpa, S.A. 5355

Hours of Operation: 9am to 8pm
Costs: There is no membership fee

Return to top

Bereaved Through Suicide Support Group

When a relative or close friend suicides – you are not alone – The Bereaved Through Suicide Support Group provides help and guidance to those grieving the loss of someone through suicide.

The group comprises people from all walks of life. Their common link is that they have been close to someone who has suicided – relative, child, friend or acquaintance. They are able to provide help and guidance to anyone bereaved through suicide. They are able to provide many of the answers to your questions through their personal experiences and provide comfort and support to help you through this difficult time.

The group is administered by its own committee and is supported by a council of professional advisors.

The easiest way to make contact initially is by telephoning or writing to Bereaved Through Suicide Support Group Inc.

Services provided:

  • Telephone counselling 8am-8pm 7 days a week
  • Support group meeting 3rd Wed. of each month at 7.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Sale of publications: After Suicide Help For The Bereaved, by Doctor Sheila Clark
  • Monthly Newsletter 


Phone:  (08) 8332 8240 – calls are diverted to a mobile and answered as soon as possible. If no answer please leave message for call back within 48 hours.

If urgent please call LifeLine 131114
Email: support@bts.org.au
Website: www.bts.org.au

Return to top

BeyondBlue

  • Beyondblue is primarily a national telephone and internet information service and can also refer people to accurate, up to date, easy to read information on depression, anxiety and related disorders.
  • All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.
  • Beyondblue is not a health service, drop-in, or a crisis service: the postal address is for administration needs.

Services:

  • 24 hour support service: 1300 4222 4636
  • Webchat: 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week 
 


Website: http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Help line:  1300 22 4636

Return to top

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS provides a free and confidential counselling service for children up to 18 years of age and their families. Services are provided by child, adolescent and family specialists including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, who are experienced in helping children with emotional, psychiatric, behavioural or social difficulties.
We offer a range of services depending on your needs. Services include personalised individual or family counselling appointments, groups for children or information workshops for parents/care-givers.

Services provided:

  • Personalised individual or family counselling appointments, groups for children
  • Information workshops for parents/caregivers
  • Literature on Grief e.g. brochures

CAMHS Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Adelaide

Phone: (08) 8161 7198 or (08) 8161 7371

Community based services available in metropolitan and country areas

 

For full list of support locations visit website:

http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/services/az/divisions/mentalhealth/index.html

Return to top

CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer

CanTeen supports, develops and empowers teenagers living with cancer by providing a high quality Australia-wide peer support network of teenagers living with cancer and their teenage brothers and sisters, who share experiences, have fun, offer resources and promote understanding, well being and leadership.

Services provided:

  • Peer Support through activities, camps, educational workshops
  • Grief education courses for members eg. Annual good grief weekend
  • Telephone counseling 
  • Online counseling

Phone: To talk to a health professional call 1800 835 932

All other enquiries: 1800 226 833


Website: www.canteen.org.au

Return to top

Centacare

Centacare offers a confidential, professional counselling service for those confronted by loss and grief and work to provide a sympathetic and practical support as people journey through the grieving process.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Group councelling 
  • Mediation
  • Family counceling 
  • Parenting counceling 

Phone: (08) 8215 6700

Email: equiries@centacare.org.au


Website: www.centacare.org.au

Return to top

Homicide Victim Support Group of SA Inc

The H.V.S.G. of S.A. is a self support group for the families and friends of homicide victims. We have three main objectives: support, education and reform. We hold monthly meetings and produce a trimonthly newsletters. We can also arrange to meet one-to-one. We offer long term support with no restrictions on time.

Services provided:

  • Individual support
  • Telephone support: Sharon Nckell 0423 411 055
  • Support group meetings: on the third Wednesday of the month at the Anglicare building,
    184  Port Rd, Hindmarsh at 7pm
  • Literature on grief, eg. brochuresf
  • Tri-monthly newsletters

Phone: (08) 8301 4200

M: 0438 867 408

http://sacommunity.org/org/202066-Homicide_Victim_Support_Group_of_SA_Inc

Return to top

LIFELINE

LIFELINE provides a 24hr telephone counselling service that is compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential and supportive of people from all walks of life, in need or in crisis.
Counsellors are trained to help with crises in areas such as isolation, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, suicide, youth issues, loss and grief, mental health, child abuse, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling etc.

LIFELINE has been helping South Australians of all ages, religions and social groups since 1963. In that time, our counsellors have dealt with just about every human problem.

Services provided:

  • Telephone counselling 24 hours 13 11 14
  • Grief education classes as part of training of telephone counsellors
  • Referral service to other agencies and support groups
  • One-on-one crisis support chat 8pm-4am 7days: 13 11 14 

Phone: 13 11 14

Website: www.lifeline.org.au 



Return to top

Living Beyond Suicide (ANGLICARESA)

Living Beyond Suicide offers survivor-sensitive early support for families bereaved through suicide. Emotional and practical support is provided by appropriately skilled and trained staff and volunteers to help families navigate service systems and access the assistance they need.

The service will engender a sensitivity to those bereaved through suicide and responsiveness within services, public authorities and the wider community through community-based education and capacity building.

Services provided:

  • Literature on grief, eg. brochures
  • Sale of publications
  • Home visits 
  • Phone support 
  • Bereaved through suicide workshops 

Phone: 1300 76 11 93

  Email:lbs@anglicaresa.com.au

www.facebook.com.au/LivingBeyondSuicide

Website: https://anglicaresa.com.au/support/suicide-support/

Return to top

Loss & Grief Camps ANGLICARESA

The Star Bear program is a partnership between Anglicare Loss and Grief Centre.

Star Bear is a grief support program for children aged 5-12. For teenagers up to 17 there is the Star Bound program for  teenagers who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling or significant person.

Children attend a weekend camp conducted by trained mentors/leaders. The programe aims to increase children’s understanding of death and the grieving process, as well as providing them with the opportunity to share their experiences with other children. both camps aee run by proffesionals and volunteairs in the area. 

Please contact Star Bear with any questions/enrolment form.

Services provided:

  • Individual child or family counselling, Anglicare Loss and Grief Centre
  • Information services about grief for children and adults can be provided for schools or the wider community
  • Follow up support for bereavement 
  • weekly camps for Starbear children bewteen 5-12 and Starbound for teenagers up to 17

Phone: (08) 8131 3400

Website: www.anglicaresa.com.au/support-disability/loss-grief/loss-grief-camps

Return to top

Minimisation of Suicide Harm (MOSH Australia)

MOSH is dedicated to reducing the impact of suicide on the general community by supporting those at risk and those beraved by suicide. MOSH believed suicide prevention is a whole of community responsibility and everyone can make a difference, giebn the right support and information. 

Services Provided:

  • Walk in service for those at risk of suicide or bereaved by suicide 
  • Group support for those bereaved by suicide  1-3pm every wednesday 
  • Art/craft groups Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1-3pm 
  • Community information pamphlets

Phone: 8443 8369

Website: http://www.moshaustralia.org.au/

 



Return to top

Positive Life SA

A Positive Life SA Inc provides this social drop in and health centre for people living with HIV. Support and complementary therapies available, including Friday lunches, treatment information, a volunteer program, support groups, positive speakers bureau, forums and newsletters.

Services provided:

  • Drop in centre
  • Support survices for people with HIV

Phone: 0410 707 923

Email: reception@hivsa.org.au


Website:  http://www.hivsa.org.au

Return to top

The Compassionate Friends South Australia

Compassionate Friends (SA) is part of a world wide support organisation for bereaved parents. This is regardless of the age of the child at death or the manner of death. Services provided include monthly support groups in 3 metropolitan locations, telephone support to members, a bi-monthly newsletter, a range of brochures and a resource library. A CandleLight service is held in December each year. Some support is also provided to siblings and grandparents.

Services provided:

  • Support group meetings
  • Literature on grief eg. brochures
  • Library facilities for loss & grief
  • Pamphlets
  • Newsletters – quarterly - first newsletter for newly joining family is free, thereafter by subscription

Phone: 0456 820 133

Email: support@compassionatefriendssa.org.au

Website: https://compassionatefriendssa.org.au/

 

Return to top

Victim Support Service

The Victim Support Service Inc. (VSS) of S.A. is a community based, not-for-profit organisation in South Australia, which provides a comprehensive range of services for people who have suffered as a result of a criminal offence. This includes the crime victimes, their families and friends and the wider community.

Services provided:

  • Professional counselling, advocacy & support
  • Information about victims rights and criminal injuries compensation claims
  • Specific information sessions
  • Court companion service
  • Resource centre/library
  • Regional services – Pt Pirie, Pt Augusta, Riverland, Mt Gambier, Pt Lincoln, Whyalla and Murrylands

Phone: 1800 842 846

Website: www.victimsa.org

Return to top