Created by young widowed people, for young widowed people.
Supporting & connecting young widowed people throughout Australia
We provide information, resources and community connection to young widowed people, to help them rebuild their lives and find new hope following the death of their partner.
Information, help, links & programs
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Widowed support and information
Practical and helpful resources for widowed people aged up to their 50s.
Someone I care about is widowed
Information on how to support a young widowed person you care about.
You are never truly alone
For people who find themselves widowed under the age of 60, it’s common to feel that they are alone in their experience. At First Light, we make sure you’re never truly alone. There is a network that is here for you. While every experience is unique, there are more people currently navigating this path than you may think.
We have a whole community of young widowed people going through their own individual journeys after losing their partner. Our members walk side by side, together and are supported by one another, through camaraderie and understanding.
About First Light
We exist to connect you to the programs, community and information that may be able to help you in this journey.
First Light is Australia’s only charity providing national support to young widowed people from all backgrounds and relationship structures. We also guide loved ones of widowed individuals in providing support during widowhood and strive to raise awareness about, and remove the stigma around, the experience of grief.
Our close-knit community of young widowed people support each other in a safe and understanding environment.
Camp Widow® changed my grief
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Join our community
We offer two membership options for those wanting to join our community.
Community membership is free and will give you access to useful information, resources and programs. You’ll also be added to our mailing list, to keep up-to-date on our news and programs, and have the opportunity to connect with other young widowed people.
Gold members support First Light with a fee of $100 annually, which we use to expand programs and connect young widowed people to support. It also gives you greater involvement opportunities, such as voting, committee nominations, and volunteering.
How you can support us
We can’t support widowed people without help. Please join us in making a difference and protect the longevity of First Light.
The fourth Camp Widow Australia will take place in Brisbane at the Hotel Grand Chancellor from Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May 2024.
Meet our Founding Directors
Hope, community, understanding
Join our community for access to information, resources, events, and a network of widowed people for peer support. Our membership is free, with options to upgrade and contribute later to keep us running and helping others.