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Grief and bereavement support services

Grief is a natural, powerful and human response to the loss of someone close to us.

We all experience grief differently and common emotions can include shock and disbelief, anger and sadness. We can help you understand your grief, talk through your feelings, connect with a support group or identify when an expert may be able to help. Our staff have backgrounds in nursing or allied health and are all experienced in offering support.

In some areas we host events that enable you to receive meaningful support in an informal setting. The sessions are designed for individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one through leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder.

Each year, we also run Light the Night, a national remembrance and celebration event. Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s beautiful evening lantern walk, where Australians come together and transform the darkness into a sea of glowing light to beat blood cancer. Lanterns are raised high in a moving ceremony to pay tribute to those facing their own blood cancer journey and to remember loved ones lost, creating a glowing sea of support.

Together, the crowd then carries their lanterns along a reflective walk to Light the Night.

About the grief and bereavement support we offer

  • Counselling and support.
  • Support groups and seminars.
  • Referrals to external providers.

Remembrance events

Grief and bereavement support services locations

Location Grief support External referral Grief support groups Light the Night remembrance
ACT Y Y N Y
NT Y Y N Y
NSW Y Y Y Y
QLD Y Y Y Y
SA Y Y N Y
TAS Y Y N Y
VIC Y Y N Y
WA Y Y N Y

Grief and bereavement support services eligibility criteria

Our grief and bereavement support services are available to anyone affected by blood cancer.

How to access grief and bereavement support services

Via referral and assessment from Blood Cancer Support Coordinators, treating facilities, social workers and welfare officers.

You can also contact us directly on 1800 620 420, via email at info@www.leukaemia.org.au or find an upcoming group or seminar in our Events calendar.

Grief and bereavement support services costs

No cost.

 

Coping and adapting to the loss of a loved one

This information may help >

Learn more about Light the Night

It’s a beautiful remembrance event >

Download our Living well with Grief brochure >