Understanding

Counselling

The Grief Centre of Western Australia is available for adults, teenagers and children who are grieving after the death of a loved one or someone close to them. Counselling is available for individuals, couples, families and groups and is provided by psychologists, qualified counsellors and trained volunteers.

All counselling services are provided at The Grief Centre of Western Australia premises in Tuart Hill. For further information phone 08 9444 7659 or email us.

Please note: The Grief Centre of Western Australia is not a crisis centre. If you require emergency or urgent assistance, please call 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Support Groups

Attending a group with others who have lost someone can give those participating an opportunity to listen and/or share their feelings in a safe and supportive setting. Bereavement groups can help reduce feelings of isolation and make it possible to understand how grief differs for all individuals. Understanding grief and its effects can allow you to cope more effectively and support those around you, but while still protecting your own grieving process.

These groups are for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, no matter when or how the loss occurred.

Registration is not required for groups and workshops, however feel free to let us know if you're coming and any information you'd like us to know. Support Group times and the registration form is found here.

A brief description of each group is listed below.

LIFE AFTER LOSS (Ages 25+) 
This weekly support group is open to grieving adults who have experienced loss through death, regardless of how or when the loss occurred. By connecting with others, it is possible to understand not only your own grief, but also the way others process theirs. Group work can help participants feel understood, supported and less alone as they take steps towards healing and recovery.

LEAN INTO IT (Ages 14-25)
The Lean Into It Program involves a weekly group every Tuesday night from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. After losing someone close to you, sometimes even family and friends just don't understand what you're going through.

What Now?
...Grief After Losing a Child

This six week support group is open to adults who have lost a child. Often grief can feel very lonely, even when you have family and friends offering support. We may feel lost and unsure, wondering and perhaps asking ourselves, ‘what now?’ Sharing with others who have experienced the loss of a child may help participants better understand grief and provide support in addressing issues associated with their loss. Grief is a personal journey, although when shared in a supportive group forum, may help members take steps towards healing and recovery. You are not alone!

Please contact us for the next available date – (08) 9444 7659

Pets and Grief
Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened.  Anatole France

For many, the life and death of a beloved animal family member is as valuable and significant as that of losing a human. The level of grief that follows their death is a normal response to an important loss in our life. The Grief Centre acknowledges and honours the important place in our hearts pets have, and offers an opportunity for those grieving over the death of a pet to share their experience with others in a compassionate and understanding group setting.

10.00am – 11.30am  (last Saturday of each month)

Creative Craft and Cupcakes for Kids
Art and craft activities are not only enjoyable experiences for most children; they also provide an opportunity for children to express themselves and provide a therapeutic outlet after experiencing loss. This workshop will provide children, from 5-12 years, the opportunity to decorate cupcakes, enjoy afternoon tea and participate in a range of creative craft activities with other children who have also experienced loss. Each workshop is conducted by experienced, qualified support staff.

Please contact us for the next available date – (08) 9444 7659