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)
- 1737 Call or text 1737 for support from a trained counsellor, available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week
- Lifeline 0800 543 354 or (09) 522 2999
- Suicide Prevention Helpline 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
- Youthline 0800 376 633
- Samaritans 0800 726 666
- Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 787 797
- Depression Helpline 0800 111 757
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:
Counselling | Support Groups | ACC Sensitive Claims | Information and Resources | Bereavement Support Services
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.
Grief after loss
Grief after the death of a child
Grief and loss after losing your partner
When someone you love dies – A booklet for children
Post Traumatic Growth after Grief and Loss
The Grief Centre Office Open Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm NZST
All Counselling and General Enquiries
Telephone: (64 9) 418 1457
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