Support groups and organisations: Child

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
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Cancer Care Centre
CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer
Centacare
Childhood Cancer Association Inc
Homicide Victim Support Group of SA Inc
LIFELINE
Loss & Grief Camps ANGLICARESA
Minimisation of Suicide Harm (MOSH Australia)
National Twin Loss Support
Palliative Care Council South Australia
SANDS Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support (SA)
SIDS and Kids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

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

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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

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Cancer Care Centre

The Cancer Care Centre is a non-profit, non-denominational association formed in Adelaide.

It was inspired by cancer patients, their families and concerned individuals who believe that they have been able to contribute greatly to their own well being in overcoming the many challenges cancer presents.

Our primary aim is to provide active support for cancer patients and their families. The Cancer Care Centre promotes peace of mind and a healthy lifestyle, through:

    * Positive thinking
    * Stress management
    * Meditation
    * Food awareness
    * Healthy nutrition

The Cancer Care Centre seeks to meet the needs of both patient and family.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Drop in centre
  • Literature on grief e.g. brochures
  • Library facilities for loss & grief
  • Grief education classes
  • Meditation 
  • Therapys e.g. massage, reflexology 

Phone: (08) 8272 2411

Email:  admin@cancercarecentre.org.au

Website: www.cancercarecentre.org.au

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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

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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

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Childhood Cancer Association Inc

The Childhood Cancer Association is South Australia's key childhood cancer support organisation, dedicated to providing emotional, practical and financial support to children with cancer and their families. As part of this support they provide bereavement services to families who have experienced the death of a child from cancer. 

Services provided:

  • Individual and family counselling including face to face telephone and online counselling
  • Bereaved parent support group meetings
  • Library facilities for loss and grief e.g. books and brochures
  • Grief education classes
  • Grief and loss workshops
  • SIBE (Supper Important Brothers and Sisters program is run in the school holidays)
  • Bereaved Grandparent support groups
  • Bereaved Parens support group 
  • Anual bereaved family day for all member of the family 
  • Funeral assistance
  • Respite accomodation

Phone: (08) 8239 1444

Website: http://www.childhoodcancer.asn.au/

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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

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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 



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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

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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/

 



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National Twin Loss Support

Providing Twin Loss information to families, and health care professionals, right around the world. The organisation aims to improve the level of awareness and care of these families and is proud to be working in conjunction with other bereavement care organisations.

Services provided:

  • We specialise in providing multiple birth loss information to health care professionals, twin and higher order multiple birth loss families, as well as other bereavement care organisations. 
  • Free brochures and newsletters are available through our website and Facebook page. Books are for sale through outlets as listed on our website.

Contact phone: 0419 039 194

Website: www.nationaltwinloss.org.au

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Palliative Care Council South Australia

The Palliative Care Council of South Australia Inc provides a palliative care resource and information service, and is involved in community education, advocacy and promotion of palliative care services. Information is available regarding the Consent to Medical Treatments and Palliative Care Act 1995.

Services provided:

  • Access to literature from a variety of sources.

Phone: (08) 8271 1643
Fax:  (08) 8271 7494
Website: www.pallcare.asn.au


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SANDS Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support (SA)

Sands South Australia offers support to all bereaved parents and relatives who have suffered the death of a baby anytime from conception through to 28 days after birth - this includes, miscarriage, newborn death, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy and genetic/medically advised termination.

Sands South Australia is a state-wide, self help voluntary organisation run by and for bereaved parents. We receive no government funding and rely heavily on fund-raising efforts and donations. Sands also exist in other States. There is a National Sands body (Sands Australia) to which States belong.

Sands South Australia is a self-help group consisting solely of bereaved parents.

Sands South Australia bring bereaved parents together in a number of ways, through a Newsletter, Support meetings, and over the telephone. Parents who are 'down the track' in their grief, and who have done some training, support those who are just starting to grieve.

Sands South Australia aims to assist parents in their grief and to help them understand the emotions that they are experiencing are normal.

Phone:  1300 072 637

Phone SA: 0417 681 642 (administration)

Email: servicessa@sands.org.au

Website: www.sandssa.org.au

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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/

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