Grief resources

GriefLink: Australian National Bushfire Emergencies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We at GriefLink are very aware of the devastating impact of last summer’s Australian Bushfire Emergency and the return of bushfires now in the summer of 2020-2021.  In the disaster of 2019-2020, people lost family members and friends, homes and other property, livestock, wild animals and pets, income, as...

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Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 19-22 April 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="3505" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]The Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 2021 presents a unique opportunity to bring the brightest minds together and latest thinking to promote excellence in suicide prevention. This online event provides a gateway to unite suicide prevention experts to showcase evidence-based solutions and robust discussion, focused on solutions for...

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Suicide Prevention Australia States in Focus 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Announcing: 2021 States in Focus Week  Date: Monday 8 February to Thursday 11 February 2021 (one event each day) Time: 12:00 – 12:45pm AEDT (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time) Cost: Member – Free | Non-Member – $25 | Student – $15 Suicide Prevention Australia is thrilled to announce that our recently launched Joint...

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Grief and trauma support for Australia’s aged care sector announced by the Australian Government.

The Australian Government is investing $12.4 million in a Grief and Trauma Response Package to ensure support is available for those affected by COVID-19 across the aged care sector. If you would like to learn more please click here

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R U OK? 2020

‘There’s more to say after R U OK?’, was the message for R U OK? Day 2020 (Thursday 10 September). The focus continues to help build confidence and increase skills for people so they know how to navigate a conversation with someone in their life who might be struggling.  You don’t have to...

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First responders, suicide and grief

The term ‘first responder’ refers to the men and women of the emergency services – police, ambulance, fire and rescue and State Emergency Services employees and volunteers – who support public health and safety by responding to, and preventing, emergency situations. When a first responder takes their own life there...

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Facing Coronavirus

As we face the challenges of dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus, it is worth remembering that, in Australia and around the world, we have faced significant challenges before. Apart from the devastation of the two World Wars in the 20th century, the world was confronted with the Spanish...

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No blame. No shame. Surviving suicide loss.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Losing someone close through suicide is a devastating experience and can be overwhelming and incomprehensible. While grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one, it may be particularly complex in the case of suicide when the death may have come without warning. Grief can be...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, suicide and grief

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples who already bear an existing burden of disadvantage, chronic illness and premature death, the death of a loved one through suicide adds to the many losses that they have already experienced. Grief is the response to the loss of someone that you have...

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Grief and suicide

The range of grief reactions and responses to the loss of a loved one to suicide is very broad and may include shock, denial, numbness, shame or physical symptoms such as sleeplessness or loss of appetite.   Losing someone close through suicide can be an overwhelming and devastating experience. While...

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