What is Bereavement?
Bereavement encompasses the entire experience of family members, carers and friends in the anticipation, death, and subsequent adjustment to living following a death. Bereavement care is a continuum of care from informal and formal approaches to care provided by health and community care practitioners. Grief is normal, natural and an integral part of living. Although people have different responses to grief, most seek out and are adequately supported by their existing networks such as friends and family. A small proportion of those who are bereaved do experience complicated grief which requires clinical/professional intervention.
Anna is a founding member of the Bereavement Care Network Advisory project. She has a diverse and extensive background in the disability industry spanning over 20 years. Her roles have included service design and innovation, operational management and delivery of quality services in a range of settings and across government and non-government spheres.
Rod is the Team leader in the North and North West of the state for the StandBy support after Suicide Service run by Lifeline Tasmania. StandBy offers support to anyone affected by suicide, no matter when or where it occurred or what the connection the person has to the suicide.
Over her career Rebeccas has worked in various industries including finance, real estate and the law but in 2011, she found her path into the funeral industry and stayed there until mid-2017. Retraining as an End of Life Doula and becoming an independent Funeral Director she has worked in home based death care and family led funerals ever since.
If you have a need for crisis support and/or counselling, please call:
Phone: 13 11 14
Confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline, payphone or mobile.
Phone: 1300 22 46 36
Independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia.
Suicide Call Back Service
Phone: 1300 659 467
Suicide Call Back Service provides free phone, video & online counselling for anyone affected by suicide
Phone: 1300 789 978
To talk with a counsellor anywhere, anytime (24/7).
The Bereavement Care Network is assisted through a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund Board