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All the latest news and events from GriefLine.

Local Commonwealth Bank Staff Answer the Call

GriefLine CEO Kaya Latage gratefully accepted a $500 donation from the Manager of the Commonwealth Bank’s Chadstone Shopping Centre Branch Anna Tschurtz during a recent meeting between the pair. The funds were pledged by branch staff as part of the Commonwealth Bank Foundation’s Employee Giving Program and will be used...
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Chamberlain Foundation pledges $40,000 to GriefLine

AFL Umpire Ray Chamberlain through the Chamberlain Foundation’s annual charity cycling event the ‘Razor Ride’ has pledged $40,000 towards GriefLine’s helpline and counselling services. The Chamberlain Foundation and their team of 30 riders and volunteers covered a gruelling 850 kilometre over six days to raise awareness and much needed funds...
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GriefLine launches Volunteer Alumni Program

We are delighted to announce the launch of the GriefLine Volunteer Alumni Program (GVAP). Throughout our history, GriefLine’s volunteers and their contribution have been the lifeblood of the organisation. The aim of the GVAP is to create a formal approach to the way in which we show our appreciation of...
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Introducing our new CEO Kaya Latage

We are excited to announce Kaya Latage as GriefLine’s new Chief Executive Officer. Kaya takes over from founding CEO Catherine Cini who made a significant contribution to GriefLine over more than two decades. Kaya joins GriefLine with more than 20 years experience working across a broad range of health, welfare,...
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Join our team and make a difference to the community

Want to make a difference in the community by supporting thousands of Australian’s who experience grief and loss every year? GriefLine has an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader working in the areas of grief and loss to join our team as our National Helpline Manager. If you think you...
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Catherine Cini to step down as CEO

National grief and loss counselling service Griefline announced today that Catherine Cini will be stepping down from her role as Chief Executive Officer. Griefline Chair Russel Barnes, praised Catherine for her extraordinary contribution to Griefline over 30 years stating, “Catherine has made an outstanding contribution to the development of Griefline...
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‘Born in One Country, Dying in Another – Power of Story’

The ‘Born in One Country, Dying in Another – Power of Story’ seminar held on Wednesday 13 September, was a showcase of stories from the Chinese and Indian communities with other community leaders and GriefLine volunteers. The speakers provided insight into their experiences in the community, the challenges in both...
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Ageing parents seek a listening ear

An increasing number of ageing parents are calling GriefLine about the stress and worry that comes with looking after a child with poor mental health. According to Kathy Wells, Manager Helpline & Bereavement Counsellor, the incidence of calls has increased over the year and appears to be spearheaded by the...
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Ray Chamberlain, Co-Founder, The Chamberlain Foundation

“I have chosen to embark on the challenge of cycling 600+ km’s from Docklands Stadium in Melbourne through the heart of regional Victoria and back home to Melbourne”. The Razor ride is a signature event of the Chamberlain Foundation, which I started with my brothers Peter and Brian to raise...
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Grief is an often-forgotten part of Mental Illness

GriefLine’s counsellors are already gearing up for additional calls as Mental Health Week (8 – 14 October 2017) approaches. Although media focus attention is usually on the ‘illness’ itself, grief is rarely discussed in public. We know from our work that many people who suffer from mental illness also experience...
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Children, Youth and Grief

Grief in children and youth can manifest itself in many ways that are not always obvious. For example, butterflies in the stomach, headaches, angry outbursts, nightmares, challenging behaviour at school or lack of focus and concentration. This can cause delays to emotional, psychological and social developmental stages within the child...
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