What is Grief?
Grief is our reaction to loss. Someone who has experienced a loss can feel like being lost in a maze of conflicting emotions. This is normal following significant loss. Some examples of significant losses are the death of a loved one, a miscarriage, abortion, divorce/separation or relationship breakdown, death of a pet, loss of job, home, identity or independence, caring for someone with a chronic or a life threatening illness.
"Grief is not a sign of weakness.
It is the price of love."
- Author Unknown
Grief Support Service
NALAG NSW provides a free loss and grief support service to those who are grieving by trained volunteers.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has changed many of our lives and as we adjust to a new normal we are all feeling the stress and uncertainty. Right now, there is extra pressure on people who are caring, dying, living with serious illness and who are grieving. There is also extra pressure on the health system to and on formal carers and caregivers too. We want to reassure you that NALAG's team of volunteers and staff are still available during these difficult times.
NALAG is currently providing telephone support to adults across NSW. While we are not a crisis service, we do have trained volunteers who are available and able to provide support to you. If you would like to talk to one of our team, you can contact us via telephone on 02 6882 9222, or you can complete the 'Grief Support Enquiry Form' below (a NALAG team member will receive your form and contact you within 2 business days).
Please note: NALAG NSW does not provide a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs urgent support, please contact a crisis support service, such as beyondblue on 1300 22 46 36, Lifeline on 13 11 14, or 000 in an emergency.
Grief Support Testimonials
"I can honestly say, without exaggeration, I think NALAG saved my life. Without their assistance through my most recent experience of grief, I don't know how I would have coped."
- Jen, Dubbo NSW
"NALAG's support service got me back on track during a bumpy journey through grief. I'm forever grateful for their help and the coping strategies they shared with me."
- Belinda, Sydney NSW
"It was great to have someone listen to my pain. The NALAG volunteer allowed me to express my grief without judgement and provided good advice on moving forward."
- Martin, Condobolin NSW