Grief services | Leukaemia Foundation

Grief 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.

Grief support services description

Grief support

  • Counselling and support.
  • Support groups and seminars.
  • Referral to external provider.

Remembrance events

  • Light the Night.

Grief support services locations

LocationGrief supportExternal referralGrief support groupsLight the Night remembrance

Grief support services eligibility criteria

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

How to access grief 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 or find an upcoming group or seminar in our Events calendar.

Grief support services costs

No cost.

» Read our Living Well with Grief publication

» Grief and bereavement information

» “Friendship was an absolute blessing”. Read Lyn and Lynnie’s grief story

Last updated on April 22nd, 2020

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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