Group Support Program

If you are facing grief as a result of losing a loved one, you don’t have to go it alone. Connect and interact with others dealing with similar circumstances.

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Comfort and support from those who can empathise

Our support groups offer the opportunity for people dealing with the loss of a loved one to share their personal experiences and feelings, while promoting a sense of connection and belonging.

Participants in the program will receive guidance from a Griefline counsellor around the coping strategies that can be adopted to support their health and wellbeing to cultivate self healing, self compassion and resilience to support the reconstruction of life after loss.

Our group program draws upon the emotional benefits of peer support, in conjunction with evidence-backed information to help reduce the stigma that can be associated with grief, and building an understanding that each person experiences grief in a different way.

Group support framework

Facilitated by a qualified Griefline counsellor, the program consists of 3 sessions, delivered over 3 weeks. Each session runs for around 90 minutes, with a new theme introduced each week including:

  1. What is grief and the different ways we grieve
  2. How grief effects our body and nervous system
  3. Ways to support health and wellbeing while living with loss
  4. The importance of sleep and techniques to explore a better night’s sleep
  5. Grounding techniques to support those moments of feeling overwhelmed
  6. Integrating grief into our daily lives

Participating in the Griefline Group Support Program

Currently the program is only available to people within the catchment of the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network. To register a patient/client or to self-nominate, please complete the form below.

If you are interested in learning more about how this program can be delivered in your region, please complete the registration form below and provide further details in the message box.

Register for the program

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