Coping With Grief


Grief is a personal, lonely experience. There is no doubt that having the love and support of family and friends is one of the most important ways that grieving people manage personal crises and tragedies. Grief is a process or journey, and people don’t “get over” profound grief, but they do learn to live with it. Everyone grieves in their own way – there is no right or wrong way to grieve, as long as there is no risk or harm to them or anyone else.

The Australian Centre For Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides a range of education, training, research and professional service options for those working in the area of grief and bereavement. The ACGB is also funded by the Department of Human Services to provide a statewide specialist bereavement service for individuals, children and families who need assistance following the death of someone close to them.

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