There is joy in life, and there is loss and grief. Helping clients work through grief is part of a doctor’s/therapist’s role, and I have shared many moments of sadness with clients who have lost loved ones or pets, or are experiencing grief related to loss of home or job or other loss in life.
We are fortunate to have a counselling student, Asher, on placement at the practice at the moment, and I asked her to put together a resource list for some of our clients on grief. You will see that it is geared toward the area the practice is in. But some of the resources have a more general application, and I thought they may be helpful to share. Thank you Asher!
For more information about dealing with loss and grief, see an earlier blog on the topic.
Also, in ‘Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling’, there is a chapter devoted to Loss and Grief, which you may want to have a read of.
Grief and Loss Resources
Name of Organisation Website Contact Number Location Australian child and adolescent trauma, loss and grief network – What do we tell the children? When someone dies. http://www.adac.org.au/siteF/resources/l_children_gt.pdf (08) 85356800 Murray Bridge. Australian child and adolescent trauma, loss and grief network – Information on grief and loss. http://earlytraumagrief.anu.edu.au/files/ACATLGN_grief_and_loss.pdf Online education. Grief Link – pamphlet http://www.grieflink.asn.au/downloadable/GriefLinkPamphlet_18_3_16.pdf 13 11 14 Contact lifeline. Online education. Grief Link – information resource. http://www.grieflink.asn.au/coping-with-grief.aspx 13 11 14 Contact lifeline. Online education. Lifeline loss and grief overview. https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/loss-grief 13 11 14 Contact lifeline Online education and telephone services. Lifeline fact sheet – What is suicide bereavement. https://www.lifeline.org.au/static/uploads/files/what-is-suicide-bereavement-wfvcsbtpojnu.pdf 13 11 14 Contact lifeline Online education and telephone services. Lifeline fact sheet – What is loss and grief. https://www.lifeline.org.au/static/uploads/files/what-is-loss-and-grief-wfhyplyuqasj.pdf 13 11 14 Contact lifeline Online education and telephone services. Lifeline – Coping with sorrow, loss and grief. https://www.lifeline.org.au/static/uploads/files/coping-with-sorrow-loss-and-grief-wfltcmojrtek.pdf 13 11 14 Contact lifeline Online education and telephone services. Beyond blue – Grief and loss fact sheet. http://resources.beyondblue.org.au/prism/file?token=BL/0390 1300 22 4636 Online education and telephone services. Southern Fleurieu Suicide Bereavement Group. Victor Harbor 08 8552 6522 Group meetings and telephone services. Headspace – Understanding grief and loss. https://headspace.org.au/young-people/understanding-grief-and-loss-for-young-people/ 13 11 14 through Lifeline Online education and telephone services. Family and Community leaflet. https://www.victor.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/2015%20EASTERN%20FLEURIEU%20Community%20Directory-1.pdf Goolwa and Victor Harbor.