OUR MISSION

The Bereavement Care Network links practitioners and services to improve support for people working in bereavement care in the North, North-West and South of Tasmania.

The Bereavement Care Network links practitioners and services to improve support for people working in bereavement care in the North, North-West and South of Tasmania.

OUR MISSION

The Bereavement Care Network links Practitioners and services to improve support for people working in bereavement care in the North, North-West and South of Tasmania.

The Bereavement Care Network links practitioners and services to improve support for people working in bereavement care in the North, North-West and South of Tasmania.

OUR MISSION

The Bereavement Care Network links practitioners and services to improve support for people working in bereavement care in the North, North-West and South of Tasmania.

The Bereavement Care Network links practitioners and services to improve support for people working in bereavement care in the North, North-West and South of Tasmania.

OUR MISSION

The Bereavement Care Network links practitioners and services to improve support for people working in bereavement care in the North, North-West and South of Tasmania.

The Bereavement Care Network links practitioners and services to improve support for people working in bereavement care in the North, North-West and South of Tasmania.

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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.

 

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If you have a need for crisis support and/or counselling, please call:

Lifeline

Phone: 13 11 14

Confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline, payphone or mobile.

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beyondblue

Phone: 1300 22 46 36

Independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia.

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Suicide Call Back Service

Phone: 1300 659 467

Suicide Call Back Service provides free phone, video & online counselling for anyone affected by suicide

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MensLine

Phone: 1300 789 978

To talk with a counsellor anywhere, anytime (24/7).

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    The final report is now available.
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