Grief

Grief


Links
Auckland Therapy (NZ) – Auckland Therapy is a group of psychotherapists offering counselling and psychotherapy services in Auckland.  We offer assessment, management and treatment of a full range of relational, psychological, emotional and behaviour issues.  Our client include individuals, couples and children & their families.  Our Auckland Therapists are all registered with the PBANZ (Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand) and practice under the statutory ethics and codes of the HPCA (Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003).
Family Works (NZ) – Family Works Northern (formerly known as James Family) is the child and family services division of Presbyterian Support Northern.  Our areas of focus include Parenting strategies, Domestic violence and other forms of abuse, Family relationship issues, Communication skills, Confidence and self-esteem, Problematic behaviour(s), Grief and loss, Support dealing with Government or other organisations.
GROW (NZ) – GROW is a voluntary association of people who know they are inadequate or maladjusted to life (mentally, socially or spiritually), who earnestly desire to change and are helping one another to grow to personal maturity.  GROW meetings are typically formed by a group of 5 to 9 people who meet weekly for two hours followed by some refreshments.  They combine personal testimonies, reports on progress, group work on members’ problems and adult education about rebuilding lives.  Between meetings they keep in touch through friendly phone calls and organised socials.  There is no need for referral and participation is voluntary.  Meetings are confidential and anonymous – members know one another by first names only.  No fees are charged and a small donation to meet necessary expenses is voluntary.
Helpguide.Org (US) – Losing someone or something you love is very painful. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt.  Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never let up.  While these feelings can be frightening and overwhelming, they are normal reactions to loss. Accepting them as part of the grieving process and allowing yourself to feel what you feel is necessary for healing.
MastersInCounseling.org (US) – Collected here are some of the best online resources for coping with grief and bereavement. Many people suffering from loss have turned to the internet to find help, support, or someone to share their pain with.  From professional grief counselors to individual bloggers sharing their own experiences, there is an amazingly supportive community online for those learning to cope with loss.  These sites can be useful both for people suffering from grief, and those who offer them support. The sites are sorted by category and listed in no particular order within their groups.
National Association For Loss & Grief (NZ) Inc. (AUS) – NALAG is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which focuses on issues related to loss and grief. It is recognised by a wide cross section of the caring professions and interested members of the community.  NALAG branches extend throughout New Zealand, and links are maintained to similar organisations in Australia, Canada, the US, and the UK.
Skylight (NZ) – We support professionals and community groups by providing resources, information, training and professional support.  You’ll find a range of ways we can assist you as you work alongside children, young people and their families/whānau who are going through tough times.
The Grief Centre (NZ) – The Grief Centre provides support and encouragement for children and adults through grief and loss.  We provide a range of services relating to grief and loss including counselling, information and resources, support groups, education and training.

Videos
Grief & Bereavement – Grief is complex, layered and often confusing.  To help us to better understand grief, leading expert Sidney Zisook, M.D., Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, walks us through the painful but ultimately healing process that follows loss.  Included is a discussion about persistent acute grief and major depression. Series: “SIRA (Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging)”