Around the world Support Groups have been created to ease the suffering of all kinds of heartache. For people living with grief attending a Support Group is a means to finding connection, care, and comfort. Over time sharing with others on the grief journey leads to new meaning and purpose in life.
At the Grief Centre, our Support Groups allow you the opportunity to listen and/or share your feelings in a safe and supportive setting. They help reduce feelings of isolation and make it possible to recognise how grief is both universal and yet differs for everyone. Understanding grief and its effects can help you to cope more effectively, and support those around you while still honouring your own grieving process.
Our Support Groups are for anyone who is grieving,
no matter when or how the loss occurred.
For many people, taking the step to attend a Support Group is huge. Feeling nervous about who will be there; what people will think; what’s going to happen; and what you might get out of being there – if anything – is completely normal. Rest-assured, we understand the challenge. We also know how much is gained when grief is acknowledged and attended to in the context of community.
The Grief Centre currently hosts Support Groups both face-to-face and online. Our Wednesday and Youth Groups are bereavement specific, while our online groups include support for grief of any kind. This includes the loss of connection, a relationship, a job, a home, the environment, culture, or the future, and those specifically related to COVID-19 change.
All our Support Group Facilitators bring their own lived experience of grief to the sessions in addition to qualifications in group work and/or counselling.
THE SUPPORT GROUPS
Life After Loss (Adults) WED 9:30-11:30am
Life and Loss (Adults) THURS 6-7pm. This group invites those experiencing loss of any nature, not exclusively bereavement.
Lean Into It (Youth 12-18) - not currently running.
Waves of Grief (18-30years) twice monthly TUE 6pm - 7.30pm - not currently running
Attendance is via donation. Unfortunately, we are not yet subsidised by any Government funding. Your donations allow us to cover the cost of the room.
RSVPs are essential to confirm numbers as we have both maximum and minimum limits.