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Grief services

Grief Services

Grief is a natural, powerful and human response to the loss of someone close to us. Most people, but not all, experience some kind of shock and disbelief, anger and sadness.

Grief is often like great waves of emotions that can fluctuate wildly and without warning, and can be overwhelming and frightening.

The level and intensity of grief also fluctuates, and may make the whole process feel very chaotic and out of our control.

» Read our Living Well with Grief publication

» Grief and bereavement information

Our Grief services offer support, free of charge, to individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one through blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Grief support events

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.

In Queensland, we hold the Bereaved Parents’ Weekend, an annual two-day workshop for parents who have lost a child to cancer. The program aims to give them the opportunity to meet other parents in similar situations and the chance to share in a safe and comfortable environment.

In Sydney, we hold the special Celebration of Life event. It’s a beautiful coming together of those left behind, giving participants a special way to remember people they’ve lost to blood cancer.

See our calendar for an upcoming get together near you, or contact us on 1800 620 420 to find out what grief services we can offer in your area.

Contact our grief support team

Last updated on February 11th, 2019

Developed by the Leukaemia Foundation in consultation with people living with a blood cancer, Leukaemia Foundation support staff, haematology nursing staff and/or Australian clinical haematologists. This content is provided for information purposes only and we urge you to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to your medical questions, including the suitability of a particular therapy, service, product or treatment in your circumstances. The Leukaemia Foundation shall not bear any liability for any person relying on the materials contained on this website.

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