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Resources

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) Fact Sheets

About griefDownload here
Supporting someone who is grievingDownload here

Council on the Ageing (COTA) - www.cota.org.au

COTA is committed to helping older Victorians and has partnered with CCW to provide relevant information and resources.

The COTA Victoria Information Line on 1300 13 50 90 provides free, practical information on services like:

  • Aged and home care
  • Finance
  • Legal advice
  • Pensions and concessions
  • Public transport
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Technology

COTA also offers specific assistance with My Aged Care, the Australian government's aged care information service, which can be complex and difficult to navigate.

In addition to this, COTA Victoria has released a series of comprehensive how-to guides. These guides provide in-depth guidance and resources on various topics, from a positive approach to bereavement to helping to build supportive communities. You can view the guides here.

Books

  • Various writings on grief - Dr Alan Wolfelt
  • Dying to Know: Bringing Death to Life - by Andrew Anastasios
  • Coping with Grief - by Mal & Dianne McKissock
  • Stuck for Words - What to Say to Someone Who Is Grieving - by Doris Zagdanski
  • After Life, After You - by S.K. Reid

Support Organisations

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavementwww.grief.org.au

Phone: 1800 642 066 or 9265 2100

Beyond Bluewww.beyondblue.org.au

Phone: 1300 22 46 36

Lifelinewww.lifeline.org.au Phone: 13 11 14

Parentline 132 289

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Compassionate Friends (03) 9888 4944

National Association for Loss & Grief (03) 9329 4003

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support Group 1300 072 637

Sids and Kids 1300 308 307