When grief becomes a concern, or someone is having difficulty with grief, we recommend that you seek advice from a health professional such as your General Practitioner (GP). Your GP can organise a Mental Health Care Plan to help you access Medicare-rebated counselling support in your local community.

South Australian websites

  • Anglicare SA – Loss and Grief Camps
    Gives information about loss and grief camps for children aged 5-12 and 13-17 years.
  • Compassionate Friends, SA
    The Compassionate Friends, SA (TCF SA) is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. Monthly support groups and other social activities are run to help parents deal with the loss of their child and support them to try to find meaning in their life again and resolve their grief in a positive way.
  • 'Grief and loss' (Child and Youth Health web site – Parenting and Child Health,
    Women's and Children's Health Network).
    Child-friendly information about grief and loss, which includes child development stages of understanding and expressions of grief.
  • Palliative Care South Australia
    The website for the palliative care peak body and advocate for all South Australians.
  • Sands South Australia
    Miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support.
  • Childhood Cancer Association Inc.
    Information about childhood grief and loss and bereavement support services.
  • GriefLink
    Comprehensive information that includes grief reactions in different cultures.
  • SIDS and Kids South Australia
    Crisis response and ongoing free bereavement counselling.

National (+/- SA options) and interstate websites

International websites with additional children and adolescent orientated information: