Bereavement services

Canberra Grief Centre
1 Geils Court
0409 966 515

Provide grief and bereavement counselling as well as bereavement support groups.

CanTeen ACT and Southern NSW Division
7-11 Barry Drive
02 6101 2207

Provides a mutual peer support network of young people living with cancer, this included bereaved siblings and offspring of people with cancer.

Carers ACT
1800 422 737

Provides bereavement counselling for carers.

Community Specialist Palliative Care Services
Clare Holland House
Menindee Drive
02 6264 7300

Provides bereavement support or counselling to families or friends of patients of the Palliative Care Service.

1300 845 745

Dedicated loss and grief national telephone counselling service. Provides anonymous support and specialist counselling to individuals and families. Online counselling is also available.

Life After Loss Telephone Support Group
Cancer Council
1300 755 632

A facilitated telephone support group for people whose loved one has died from a cancer related illness. The group runs in a 'closed' six-session format. Call or e-mail to register your interest.

Solace ACT
02 6297 1052

A self help group for widows and widowers of all ages. Assists bereaved people to adjust to their loss. The phone number is answered by O’Rourke Funeral Directors.

The Compassionate Friends ACT and Queanbeyan
02 6287 3350 or 02 6286 6134

Part of a world-wide self-help organisation offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings and grand-parents. Offering support to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. All bereaved family members are welcome.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Page updated February 2021

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