Online Forums

Our online moderated forums give people the opportunity to read about other people’s stories in managing and working through their experiences of grief and loss, while also providing the opportunity to actively interact and share their own journey.

 

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Our online moderated forums are now accessible 24 hours a day for people experiencing grief and loss, isolation and loneliness and complicated grieving due to stressful or traumatic events.  

Dedicated forums are also available for first responders and people affected by natural and human disasters such as bushfires, floods and COVID-19.

The forums give everyone in remote, rural, regional or metropolitan areas an opportunity to connect with an emotionally supportive community, share experiences and find hope.

It is a place to be accepted and understood by others who can empathise with you.  You can feel free to remember your loved one and tell us about your grief journey. 

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community.

Forum membership is open to anyone residing in Australia.

Once you sign-up as a Community Member take a look around, familiarise yourself with the topics and your peers, then start posting.  Either respond to an existing post or go ahead and start your own topic.  There are many benefits to posting:

Get support from people who truly understand

People with a shared experience come closest to understanding what you’re going through. 

Posting can help in your grief recovery

Expressing yourself in writing helps crystalise your thoughts and feelings and start to make sense of it all.

Help others to help yourself

By telling your story or responding to posts you are benefiting others, they’ll feel validated and connected, giving you the sense of purpose you deserve.

Together we can learn to understand the changing nature of grief over time, while sharing coping tools and ways to practice self-care.

Eating: ensure you eat regularly and healthily, increase your water intake during the day and avoid alcohol or drugs.

Activities: restart activities, which you enjoyed prior to the loss, including some type of exercise.

Sleeping: ensure that you go to bed at the same time and avoid eating high sugar foods or a large meal, at least two hours prior to sleep.

Time: spend time with trusted friends and family or reach out to services…including our forums.

Please follow our community values; be nurturing, empathetic, friendly, considered and engaging at all times