Telephone counselling open for people experiencing grief and bereavement
NSW residents struggling to cope with the death of a loved one can access six free counselling sessions from Griefline.
The NSW Government has invested $1 million into Griefline, a registered charity that has for more than 30 years, helped people to manage grief.
Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor said the telephone-based counselling will be invaluable for those people struggling to cope with everyday life and social activities because of grief and bereavement.
“There’s no doubt that the death of someone close to us can be deeply upsetting and painful. It can be quite difficult to try to make sense of the world without our loved one in it,” Mrs Taylor said.
“For some people, grief is so profound and persistent that daily life feels too hard.
“To those people I say - you don’t have to face the anger, sadness, numbness or guilt alone. There are services and support available to help you.’”
If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis or distress, please seek help immediately by calling 000, phone Griefline on 1300 845 745 or one of the following services: