RESOURCES

Grief doesn’t always make sense. Over the years, we’ve learned losing a loved one can make you feel alone, angry, confused and overwhelmed. The Guardian Funerals team is here to give you the support you need to grieve and hold onto memories and stories for years to come. Because when you’re backed up by the right knowledge and strategies, navigating the process is a little easier.

Grief FAQ
Helping in the first few days
Why funerals matter
Writing a Eulogy tips
Grief at Christmas and other important days
Document for recording your funeral wishes

Other grief support


There are many local community organisations that will provide support, as well as some larger well known organisations that work throughout Australia. These include:

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 
  • Beyond Blue: Information and support on mental health 
  • Black Dog Institute: Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder. 
  • Mindspot: A free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. 
  • NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief: Grief Support line: (02) 9489 6644 
  • Australian Psychological Society: 1800 333 497. Can provide a list of registered psychologists offering counselling services. 
  • The Salvation Army Counselling Service: 1300 363 622 
  • Kids' Helpline: 1800 551 800. A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
  • 1800RESPECT: Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
  • Relationships Australia 1300 364 277. A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
  • SANE Australia 1800 18 7263. Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.
  • Support after Suicide. Information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.
  • Red Nose Grief and Loss (formerly SIDS and Kids): 1300 308 307 (24/7).
  • The Compassionate Friends: 1300 064 068. Offering Support and information to those who have lost a child (any age) or grandchild to death. Also offering some sibling groups.
  • Cancer Council Australia: 13 11 20. Nurses and health professionals offering support to anyone affected by cancer.

For more comprehensive information on grief, you can visit the MyGriefAssist website.