There’s no right or wrong way to grieve the loss of a loved one. If you feel you may need some extra help or just someone to talk to, there are a number of bereavement and crisis counselling and support services available to you.

If you are concerned for the immediate safety of yourself or someone else, call triple zero (000) for emergency assistance.

24 hrs crisis counselling

  • Lifeline – phone 131 114 for free counselling and support
  • Beyondblue – phone 1300 224 636 to talk to a trained professional
  • Parentline – for free counselling and support for parents and carers. Phone 1300 301 300 or connect via webchat
  • Kids helpline – phone 1800 551 800 for free counselling for ages 5 to 25 years
  • MensLine – professional support and advice for men. Phone 1300 789 978 or contact via online or video chat
  • Red nose grief and loss – free support line for parents and their families after the sudden and unexpected death of a child. Phone 1300 308 307 or chat with a peer supporter online
  • 13 HEALTH – phone 13 43 25 84 for general health information and referrals

Bereavement counselling and support services