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, miscarriage, abortion, relationship breakdown, the death of a pet, caring for someone with a life threatening illness, as well as the loss of a job, home, identity or independence.
"Grief is not a sign of weakness.
It is the price of love."
Grief Support Service
NALAG NSW provides a free grief support service across NSW, delivered by our team of trained volunteers and staff.
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 grieving, caring, dying and living with serious illness. There is also extra pressure on the health system 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, please contact us by telephone on 02 6882 9222, or simply complete the 'Client Enquiry Form' below (a NALAG team member will receive your form and contact you within 2 business days).
Health professionals and agencies: If you would like to refer a client, please download the 'Agency Referral Form' below.
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