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23 November 2021
I need help now!
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We are here to help. Our team will provide care anchored in compassion. We are here to assist our client families in their journeys through grief and to respect everyone's right to honour the life of their loved one in the way that they choose.

Although everyone will grieve and mourn differently, our vast experience and research have taught us much about the grieving process. Influenced by the groundbreaking work of renowned grief expert, Dr Alan Wolfelt, the Centre for Care & Wellbeing provides relevant and considered support services, designed to help transition you into your new reality.

The centre is focused on allowing people to go through a period of mourning, where others are acknowledging their loss. This support allows a person to express their grief, which in turn can provide great comfort.

Due to social distancing measures, the Centre of Care & Wellbeing is currently closed. However, together with the Centre's instructors, we are providing a series of online classes to remain connected while focused on wellness and self-care, with regular new classes available.

Click here to view our Online Wellness Sessions

For those needing immediate support and advice, we recommend the following support organisations:

Other Bereavement Counselling and Support Organisations:

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

1300 664 786

The Centre for Care & Wellbeing (CCW) are proud to partner with the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) to offer bereaved visitors a wide range of care and support services to assist through the various stages of grief.

ACGB provide bereavement support and care to CCW programs. The CCW also refer visitors to ACGB for individual counselling and group support as required.

For more information about ACGB, please click here:

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is located at 253 Wellington Road, Mulgrave.

Compassionate Friends

(03) 9888 4944

National Association for Loss and Grief

(03) 9329 4003

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support Group

1300 072 637

Sids and Kids

1300 308 307

24 hour crisis counselling


131 114


132 289

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800

For information and advice in relation to other services offered by SMCT, please visit our insights area for more help.

Pandemic Support

If you are feeling worried or struggling to cope during the Coronavirus pandemic, the following services can provide immediate help and support.


Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.

24 Hr Telephone Crisis Support – 131 114

Beyond Blue

No matter how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting you, Beyond Blue has information, strategies and expert advice to help support you.

Call 1800 512 348 for support 24 hours / 7 days a week

Online forums 24 hours / 7 days a week

Every life matters. We need to look after each other at our times of need to be better people and a more compassionate society. Stay safe and if you need support any of the organisations listed on this page are here to help.