for Loss & Grief, Dubbo
The NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief Dubbo was established
in 1992 following donation of a building by the
Citizen's Radio Emergency Service Team (CREST).
The NALAG Centre in Dubbo is the Head Office for the
NALAG (NSW) Inc Association.
Currently funded by the NSW Health Drug and Alcohol, the
Centre has 2 fulltime and 2 part time staff together
with 60 dedicated volunteers.
Our Grief Support Services
The NALAG Centre for Loss and Grief provides free
individual face to face grief support by trained
volunteers for adults and children who are grieving
following a loss.
In certain circumstances we can also offer individual
face to face grief counselling by a registered
Appointments are essential
and are by prior arrangement only. The NALAG Centre is
not a crisis centre and all emergencies should be
directed to the appropriate agency or to the outpatient
unit of your local Hospital.
The NALAG Centre
outreaches to Wellington, Narromine, Coonabarabran,
Trangie, Nyngan, Parkes, Forbes and Gilgandra where
NALAG is a not for profit
organisation. The NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief Dubbo
provides grief and loss support to all people regardless
of financial circumstances and provides these services
completely FREE of charge. The Blue Healers
Depression Program, the Bereavement Buddy Program and
the Seasons for Growth Program are also offered FREE
to suitable participants.
Grief Support Volunteering - Give the
Gift of Time
looking for a way to give back to your community?
Interested in becoming a NALAG Grief Support Volunteer?
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn new
skills, receive quality education, training and support
in return for the donation of your time to those
in need. If you would like more information on
Volunteering for NALAG click
Other Services & Programs
Seasons for Growth
Seasons for Growth is a program which explores the
effects of change, loss and grief for children,
adolescents and adults. The program helps us to
understand that life is always changing, that one
follows the other and there are certain things we can do
to accept and deal with “the seasons in our life”.
Seasons for Growth is an educational program and not
counselling. For more information on the Seasons for
Growth Program please click
Blue Healers Depression
Healers is a program to help people manage depression,
stress and anxiety and develop learning strategies for
coping. The program runs for six weeks (one two hour
session per week) and involves topics such as What is
Depression, Stress and Anxiety, What about medications?,
Exercise & Relaxation, Sleep & Diet, Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (or changing negative
thinking), Problem Solving and Self Esteem. The Program
is run in a group setting and is based on
psycho-education not counselling. For more information on
this program please contact us.
Bereavement Buddy is a program to help people who have
experienced the loss of a loved one. The program runs
for 6 or 12 weeks (1 x 2.5 hours session per week for 6
or 12 weeks) and involves education and group support
components. For more information regarding this program
please contact us.
Dubbo NSW 2830
All Mail to:
PO Box 379
DUBBO NSW 2830
Phone: 02 6882 9222
Fax: 02 6884 9100
Manager/Grief Counsellor and Educator
Centre Opening Hours
9.00am - 5.00pm
9.00am - 5.00pm
9.00am - 5.00pm
(Appointments for other
times may be negotiated).