The grief of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Australia’s First Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face grief through the range of losses which confront all people, but added to this are historical losses of country, language, family, culture and traditions. Multiple Historical Losses For Aboriginal People Following British settlement in Australia, Aboriginal populations were decimated initially by introduced diseases. but...

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Role of the coroner

Whilst death is part of life, some deaths occur in circumstances where it is difficult to know exactly what has happened. People may have died naturally, but the actual cause is uncertain or people may have died in road or other accidents, by drowning, homicide, suicide or be lost at sea - cases where...

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Unrecognised or hidden grief

Would you know if someone close to you had a significant loss? Most people would confidently reply "Yes!" We generally expect to recognise the grief of family and friends. However, many major losses and the grief that follows can remain hidden from others or unacknowledged. There is a name to...

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What is Grief?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Grief is something which every one of us has to face in life. It is the human response to loss, and there are many losses in our lives. The most common cause of grief is the death of someone close, but people also experience loss in many other ways...

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Coping with grief

Many people feel such intense emotional pain following a death that they wonder if they can survive. It may be hard to believe in the early days, but the pain does ease and thoughts about the person who has died become more comfortable and the happy memories are treasured. Some...

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