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 Support Service
"Grief is not a sign of weakness.
It is the price of love."
- Author Unknown
NALAG provides FREE loss and grief support to those who are grieving by trained volunteers. Sometimes the offer of support to allow the expression of feelings can be beneficial in helping to process grief. This service is provided via face to face, private sessions, Skype or telephone appointments.
If you would like to access any services provided by NALAG, call our Head Office on 02 6882 9222. Our staff can take your registration over the phone and arrange an appointment at a branch near you (or telephone appointment).
Please note, NALAG NSW is not a crisis centre. If you or someone you know needs urgent support, talk to someone you trust or 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 taught 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