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Read about the wonderful people working and volunteering for GriefLine. They each bring life and energy to our work.

GriefLine giving circle

GriefLine is looking to establish a giving circle program to grow donations and supporters. Giving Circles are an increasingly popular form of encouraging supporters to give regularly, become more involved in understanding the issues and ‘wicked’ problems that organisations like GriefLine are trying to solve. The GriefLine Giving Circle will...
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Join the Razor Ride for a life changing experience

The Razor Ride is back in 2017, and once again is supporting GriefLine and R U OK Day. Starting in the Docklands in Melbourne and running from the 20 to 25 November 2017, this years’ fully supported event will take riders through some of Victoria’s most iconic cycling locations including...
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Spotlight on Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton became a GriefLine volunteer in September 2015. Like many volunteers, she has been touched by loss and grief. In her case, it was the premature death of her third child. While in hospital in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, she was deeply moved by the compassionate care of...
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Leadership for a volunteer organisation

What is the role of a leadership team in building a resilient, sustainable and productive volunteer workforce? Kathy Wells, GriefLine’s Manager Helpline & Bereavement Counsellor, is presenting at Volunteering Victoria’s conference in June on how GriefLine’s leadership team has built a sustainable volunteer program over the past 30 years. Volunteers...
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Federal Budget Offers Little for Volunteering

Volunteering has been sidelined this year in the Federal Budget, according to Catherine Cini, CEO of GriefLine. “While GriefLine recognises that $10 million has been allocated towards volunteer grants for 2017 – 2018, this funding does not acknowledge the backroom work undertaken to ensure effective volunteering,” she said. There are...
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Saving Face: Support for the ageing Chinese community

GriefLine is set to expand its helpline to support the ageing Chinese community, thanks to funding by the Kingston Charitable Fund, a charitable fund account of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. The new program builds on the organisation’s extensive experience supporting migrants, refugees and international students from Greek and Italian,...
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A snapshot of our past

We were established in 1987 with bipartisan support by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, and operated as part of the outreach department at Caulfield’s Bethlehem Hospital. By 2007, GriefLine became an independent, not-for-profit organisation, continuing its essential work of counselling those in need but growing in the...
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From the CEO

GriefLine turns 30 this year, an anniversary that provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our achievements as well as rue the fact that our services are more vital than ever. Over the past 30 years we have supported hundreds of thousands of people across Australia who come to...
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