Support groups and organisations: Wife

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.


Anglicare (SA) Loss and Grief Centre
Barossa Valley Solace
Bereaved Through Suicide Support Group
Cancer Care Centre Inc.
CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer
Centacare
Childhood Cancer Association Family Service
Homicide Victim Support Group
Kangaroo Island Health Service
LIFELINE
Minimisation of Suicide Harm (MOSH Australia)
Palliative Care Council of South Australia Inc
Southern Primary Health – Noarlunga (Noarlunga Health Services)
Star Bear Program Anglicare Inc

Anglicare (SA) Loss and Grief Centre

Anglicare SA, Loss and Grief Centre was established in partnership with the School of Social Work, Flinders University.

The Centre offers individual and family counselling.

All staff have relevant and recognised professional qualifications.

Anglicare SA works for people from all backgrounds to make a positive difference. All staff work with respect for clients’ rights to self determination and their own belief system.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Family counselling

Address: 159 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Phone: 08 8131 3400
Fax: 08 8131 3477
Website: www.anglicaresa.com.au
Email: lossandgrief@anglicaresa.com.au
Hours of Operation: Enquiries about hours, fees and services are welcome Tuesday to Friday 9am – 5pm on 08 8131 3400
Costs: $30.00 for loss and grief counselling 

 

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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 85623858
Mailing adress: 2 McPherson Court, Nuriootpa, S.A. 5355
Email: nvsnannapop@bigpond.com
Hours of Operation: 9am to 8pm
Costs: There is no membership fee

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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 

Address: UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide, 10 Pitt St ADELAIDE SA 5000 support groups meetings 
Mailing Address: PO Box 15 hindmarsh SA 5007
Phone:  83328240 – 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
Hours: Telephone support 8am-8pm 7 days. Support group meetings 3rd wenedays of ever month 7pm-9pm 
Costs: Nil

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Cancer Care Centre Inc.

The Cancer Care Centre Inc. 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 

Address: 76 Edmund Ave UNLEY SA 5061
Phone: 08 82722411
Website: www.cancercarecentre.org.au
Email:  admin@cancercarecentre.org.au
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:30-4:30 
Costs: Counselling by donation
Use of library & internet for Members (cost per annum)
$80.00 Regular Membership
$60.00 concession
$100 Organisation 
$40 Therapies
$40 Counceling 
Note: Courses vairy in price  

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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

Address: Norwich Centre, Level 1, 77 King William Rd NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006

Mailing Address: GPO Box 107 ADELAIDE SA 5006
Phone: 08 8161 7488
Fax:  08 82046435
Website: www.canteen.org.au
Email: sa.admin@canteen.org.au
Costs:  CanTeen Membership is free and all programs are free. CanTeen will pay for travel and necessary accommodation for regional Members to attend camps.

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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 

Address: 45 Wakefield St ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: 08 8210 8200
Fax: 08 8232 8920
Website:www.centacare.org.au
Email: equiries@Centacare.org.au 
Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues and Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm; Wed and Thurs 9.00am-9.00pm
Costs: Individual counselling on a sliding scale according to income. Service is free to eligible clients.

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Childhood Cancer Association Family Service

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

Address: Family Service, 1st Floor, 55 King William Road North Adelaide SA 5006

Mailing Address: P.O.Box 1094 North Adelaide S.A. 5006
Phone: (08) 8239 1444 or 04262 44997
Fax: (08) 8239 2300
Website: http://www.childhoodcancer.asn.au/
Email: info@childhoodcancer..asn.au
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
Costs: $10.00 annual membership fee to families experiencing death of a child to cancer. The first year is free for families. 

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Homicide Victim Support Group

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


Telephone support:
Sharon Nckell 0423 411 055
General enquiries: Lynette Nitschke 0428 475 618
Email: lynit13@hotmail.com
Address: Box 503 Waikerie S.A. 5330
Costs: Free, although there is a voluntary $10 annual fee to become a financial member if desired

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Kangaroo Island Health Service

Kangaroo Island Health Service, has a Social Worker and Community Health Nurse. They can provide grief and loss counselling and act as a referral based service.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Literature on grief eg. brochures

Address: Cook Community Centre, Esplanade, KINGSCOTE SA 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4231
Fax: 08 8553 4227
Website: www.health.sa.gov.au
Email:
Hours of Operation: 8.30am- 4.30pm
Costs: nil

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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 131114
  • 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 

Address: 10 Pitt Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000

Mailing Address: GPO Box 2534 ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: 08 8202 5820
Fax: 08 8202 5822
Email: lifelineadmin@unitingcommunities.org
Website: http://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/
Hours of Operation: Admin 9am-5pm
Costs: Nil (only cost is for in house training of telephone counsellors)

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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

Adress: 86 Geaorge Street Thebarton S.A 5021
Phone: 8443 3869
Website: moshaustralia.org.au 
Email: admin@moshaustralia.org.au 
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:30am-4:30pm  
Cost: Free 

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Palliative Care Council of South Australia Inc

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.

Address:  Suite 3b 62-66 Glen Osmond Road Parkside SA 5063
PO Address:  PO Box 435 Fullarton  SA  5063
Phone: (08) 8271 1643
Fax:  (08) 8271 7494
Website: www.pallcare.asn.au
Email: pallcare@pallcare.asn.au
Costs:  No charge

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Southern Primary Health – Noarlunga (Noarlunga Health Services)

Southern Primary Health – Noarlunga, exists to service its community through the accessible provision of quality health care. Community health services concentrate on health promotion rather than ill health. Services offered include one-to-one consultations and therapy, health education programs and health promotion projects.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Palliative Care GP available

Address: Noarlunga Health Village, Alexander Kelly Drive NOARLUNGA CENTRE SA 5162

Mailing Address: PO Box 437 NOARLUNGA SA 5168
Phone: 08 8164 9111
Fax: 08 8326 3696
Email:nhs.enquiries@health.sa.gov.au
Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri: 9.00 to 5.00pm
Costs: Our services are free, however there may be a small charge for some group program resources

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Star Bear Program Anglicare Inc

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) 8301 4208
Fax:  (08) 8301 4250
Website: www.anglicaresa.com.au
Email:  starbear@anglicaresa.com.au
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Costs:  Nil (for camps)

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