After the loss of your spouse it can be difficult to search for help, however there are a large number of organisations throughout Australia that can offer you support.

First Light Widowed Association provides these resources and links for information purposes only. This does not constitute an endorsement or an approval by First Light Widowed Association of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation, organisation or individual.

 If yours or someone else’s life is in immediate danger please call 000.


Phone advice and referral information about health concerns, including counselling services.

Phone: 13 43 25 84

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‍13YARN is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis support line funded by the Australian Government with the support of Lifeline and developed in collaboration with Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia. It is run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Phone: 13 92 76

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The Australian Bereavement Register

A free service that prevents unwanted direct mailing to a deceased person, relieving families of undue anguish and lowering the risk of identity fraud.

Phone: 1300 887 914 

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Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue is Australia’s most well-known and visited mental health organisation, focused on supporting people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide. Our free telephone and online counselling service is open 24/7 for everyone in Australia.

Beyond Blue Webchat

Phone: 1300 22 4636

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Griefline works with anyone experiencing grief and loss across Australia. They offer a variety of services, including free telephone support,; that provide help-seekers the opportunity to access free grief support and resources, no matter where they are or what time of the day it is.

Phone: (03) 9935 7400 (National & Metro Melbourne) or 1300 845 745 (National – Landline Only) from midday to 3am AEST, seven days a week

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Feel the Magic

Feel the Magic is an Australian charity providing early intervention grief education programs, including camps, for kids aged 7 to 18, who are experiencing pain and isolation due to the death of a parent, guardian, or sibling.

Phone: 1300 602 465

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Cancer Council

Cancer Council provides a number of support services including an online community and a free, confidential telephone information and support service run by Cancer Councils in each state and territory.

Phone: 13 11 20 - 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.

Phone: 1800 551 800

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e-couch is an online, self-directed training program which provides interactive self-help and evidence-based information to help users to understand and manage symptoms associated with common mental issues. E-couch offers five programs including 'Loss and Bereavement'.

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Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25-year-olds.

Online and phone support is available (a headspace account needs to be created first)
Headspace online support

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Leukaemia Foundation

Leukaemia Foundation offering a range of services including counselling (over the phone and in some locations face to face), an online community and an online bereavement group.

Phone: 1800 620 420

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We are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. We exist so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.

Text for support: 0477 13 11 14
Phone: 131 114
Online chat from 7pm to 4am AEST, 7 days a week.

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MensLine Australia is a free telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.

Online chat and video chat also available
Phone: 1300 78 99 78

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Reach Out

Anonymous and confidential, ReachOut is a safe place where young people can openly express themselves, get a deeper understanding and perspective on what’s happening in their lives, connect with people who will provide judgement-free support, and build the resilience to manage their challenges now and in the future.

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We provide grief support for those grieving over the death of their partner. Talk or Listen, in a non-threatening environment, to others who have been through the trauma of losing their loved one through death.

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Services Australia

Information about payment and services that may be available from the Government when an adult dies.

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StandBy Response Service

StandBy is Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide. StandBy is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual.

Phone: 1300 727 247

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Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a free nationwide service providing 24/7 phone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.

Phone: 1300 65 94 67
Online text chat

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