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Canberra Grief Centre features in Canberra Doctor edition October 2017

21 Nov 2017 11:35 AM -

Grief and Bereavement: To support or treat?

To be human is to experience loss; of home, country, identity, resources, employment, relationship, health, opportunity, future. And in response to this, ...

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Dementia Australia ACT

15 Nov 2017 8:08 PM -

Recently, Canberra Grief Centre was privileged to be invited to MC a special ceremony for Dementia Australia ACT to honour and acknowledge those in our community who are living with dementia, who have died from dementia and those who treat...

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National Palliative Care Week: 21-28 May 2017

24 May 2017 2:49 PM -

National Palliative Care Week begins on Sunday May 21 and runs until Sunday May 28. The theme for National Palliative Care Week 2017 is ‘You Matter. Your care matters. Palliative Care ...

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Approaching Christmas

12 Dec 2016 9:10 PM -

Christmas has crept up on us again. For some, Christmas represents time out from the busyness of the year, coming together with friends and family to celebrate, holidays at the beach or relaxing at home. Whatever it means, the death of som...

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Death of an animal companion

30 Nov 2016 9:50 PM -

Animal companions are representative of many things in our life; physical protection, silent confidant, motivator (to exercise, rise out of bed each day), friend, love from another, company, psychological healer. When our animal friend dies, t...

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Supporting Young Bereaved Children

7 Nov 2016 10:44 PM -

Bereaved children often share the same needs as adult grievers: the need for honesty, to feel heard, to understand what has happened around the death, to feel safe, to understand the ‘what now’, particularly in relation to their care. one o...

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As a community we grieve

26 Oct 2016 10:15 PM -

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the tragic deaths of Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozi Araghi and Cindy Low, who died in the Dreamworld accident on the Gold Coast. Our sincere condolences to their family, friends an...

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Book Review: Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

30 Mar 2016 11:23 AM -

One of my clients first recommended this book to me, having found it helpful in her own grief journey.

The book is rich with quotable quotes, partly due to the exquisite and exacting form of writing by Julian Barnes who experienced ...

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Supporting a bereaved friend

25 Feb 2016 9:11 PM -

We are often asked ‘how best can I support my friend who has experienced a death’? It is a very good question at a time when often no-one really knows what anyone needs on any given day. When we are grieving, our needs can change frequent...

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Wise Words

25 Feb 2016 9:05 PM -

“My friend just died. I don’t know what to do”.

A lot of people responded. Then there’s one older gentleman’s incredible comment that stood out from the rest that might just change the way we approach life and death:

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Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Conference 2016

8 Feb 2016 10:08 PM -

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement 2016 Conference will be held in Melbourne during the 11-13 May 2016. The theme of the conference is 'Bereavement in a Modern World; Global and Individual Perspectives'. Further details including re...

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Conversations with Richard Fidler and his guest Helen MacDonald

8 Feb 2016 9:48 PM -

I recently listened to an interview by Richard Fidler on the ABC National Radio programme, Conversations, where he spoke to Helen Macdonald, the author of the book “H is for Hawk”. It was a very moving interview where Richard invited Helen ...

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Kintsugi: The art of repair

26 Jan 2016 10:11 PM -

I sometimes hear people tell me that when a loved one dies, their lives are shattered. They don’t know how their lives will ever return to the way they were before. The question hangs heavy in the room, “how can I ever pick up the pieces...

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