Grief Support

Do you need grief support? Get support, advice, and counselling to help you through your bereavement journey.

Grief is a response to loss. It’s the emotion you feel when someone you love is gone. Often, the pain can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight. These are normal reactions to loss and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.

Urgent Grief Support

If you have serious concerns about a persons immediate safety (or your own)

  • Call 111
  • or Go to your nearest Hospital Emergency Department
  • or Phone your local DHB Mental Health Crisis Team (CATT team)
  • or Phone Healthline 0800 611 116

Telephone Support (after hours)

The Grief Centre

The Grief Centre services are designed to offer grief and loss support to children, youth, adults, families, or whanau experiencing any form of significant loss.

How The Grief Centre can help:

Resources from The Grief Centre

The Grief Centre has produced a series of six booklets about different aspects of loss and grief. You are welcome to download single copies for personal use.

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The Grief Centre Office Open Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm NZST

All Counselling and General Enquiries
Telephone: (64 9) 418 1457

Online Forum

Alliance of Hope | Suicide Loss Survivors (based in the USA)


At a Loss is a podcast series of conversations about death, grief and loss. Hosted by Timothy Giles and proudly supported by Davis Funeral services

Mary Millar: Episode 1 – Is it good to talk about grief?

Krista St-Germain – Life Coaching for Widowed Moms: Podcasts

Joann Filomena – The Widow Coach: Podcasts

Community Blog

Visit our Community Blog for articles on grief. One of the articles to consider reading is Understanding what grief is

Grief Support
Get grief support to share your bereavement,