Support groups and organisations: Carers

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.


Bereaved Through Suicide Support Group
CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer
Carers SA
Centacare
Homicide Victim Support Group of SA Inc
LIFELINE
Parkinson’s SA
Relationships Australia (South Australia)
SIDS and Kids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
The Cancer Council SA

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

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

Carers SA

Carers SA is a non-profit, community-based organisation with a membership in the thousands, most of whom are individual carers.  Carers SA is part of a National Network of Carers Associations that includes all state Carers Associations and Carers Australia.  Carers SA provides support to all carers, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or condition of person/s cared for.

Carers SA services are supported by financial assistance from the Commonwealth and State Government.

Counselling is available for carers at all stages of their caring role, including bereaved carers for up to two years after the caring role has ceased.

Services provided:

  • FREE information and advice on available services
  • Counselling and emotional support
  • Access to local carer programs
  • Up to date training on managing the caring role
  • Respite to give you a break

Phone: 1800 242 636

Website: 
www.carers-sa.asn.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

Parkinson’s SA

Parkinson’s SA is a not for profit organisation which provides support and education for people living with Parkinson’s, their families, carers and health professionals in South Australia.

Services:
Parkinson’s SA provides individual and family support and counselling, extensive library services, support groups, education and information for people affected by Parkinson’s. 

Phone: 1800 644 189

Website:www.parkinsonssa.org.au

 

Return to top

Relationships Australia (South Australia)

At Relationships Australia (SA) we provide support for people to overcome difficulties and bring about possitive change to their lives. 

Services provided:

  • Personal counseling
  • Family relationship counseling 
  • Childern counseling

Phone: 1300 364 277 or 1800 182 325

Corporate: (08) 8216 5200

Website: www.rasa.org.au 

Return to top

SIDS and Kids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

SIDS and Kids provides bereavement support for all sudden unexpected deaths from conception up to and including 6 years of age. The cause of death could be miscarriage, SIDS, accidental death, fast onset illness and stillbirth.

Services provided:

  • 10am to 4pm Drop in Centre
  • 24/7 Bereavement Support 1300 308 307
  • Emergency Crisis 1300 799 656
  • Support group meetings
  • Literature on grief eg. brochures
  • Library facilities for loss & grief
  • Grief Education Classes
  • Sale of publications

Crisis Line: 1300 799 656

Phone: (08) 8332 1066

Email: administration@sidssa.org


Website: https://www.sidssa.org/

Return to top

The Cancer Council SA

The Cancer Council Helpline is a support and information service for people concerned about cancer or affected by cancer personally or indirectly.

The Helpline is staffed by nurse health counsellors who have extensive experience in cancer nursing and counselling. The Helpline provides information and support and is the first access point for other Cancer Council services such as counselling and cancer support programs. Information can also be provided on support available in the community.

The Cancer Council South Australia provides the Helpline as a free and confidential service.

It is the first point of access for information on Cancer Council services and provides professional support to people concerned about cancer.

Services provided:

  • Professional support and information provided by telephone
  • Telephone and individual counselling
  • Access to cancer support programs provided by the Cancer Council
  • A wide range of printed resources free of charge
  • Information on support services available in the community
  • Access to interpreters and resources translated into languages other than English
  • Legal and financial planning referal service 
  • Accomodation
  • Help line 13 11 20

Phone: 13 11 20
Email: cc@cancersa.org.au


Website: www.cancersa.org.au

Return to top