Grief Support

Do you need grief support?

Get grief 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. Need To Talk
  • Lifeline 0800 543 354 or (09) 522 2999
  • Suicide Prevention Helpline 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
  • Youthline 0800 376 633

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.

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

All Counselling and General Enquiries

Telephone: (64 9) 418 1457


Grief Support

Online Forum

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

Online Content

“Grieving is a very individual process and how you grieve will be different from how others grieve. Many factors influence this such as your personality, your life experience, how you cope under stress, your faith and, of course, the nature of the loss. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief.” (Mental Health Foundation)


Podcast conversations about death, grief and loss.

Community Blog

Visit our Community Blog for articles on grief.

Advice Blog

It is a very difficult time for those close to a loved one. Do you need advice? It is also a time when many decisions need to be made, often very soon. There are options to consider, people to think about and laws to take into account-all while you’re experiencing grief.

Grief Support