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.
Phone advice and referral information about health concerns, including counselling services.
Phone: 13 43 25 84
The Australian Bereavement Centre
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
Counselling – A Medicare rebate may be available for counselling services with a registered social worker, psychologist or occupational therapist. For further information and eligibility, see your General Practitioner.
Feel the Magic is an Australian not for profit organisation that runs the country’s leading grief education and support program, ‘Camp Magic’ A safe place for grieving kids to grow. ‘Camp Magic’ is for bereaved children between the ages of 7-17, who have lost a parent, sibling or legal guardian.
Phone: (02) 4580 8613
GriefLine is a dedicated loss and grief national telephone counselling service that provides anonymous support and specialist counselling services to individuals and families experiencing loss and grief, at any stage in life. All calls are confidential and free.
Phone: (03) 9935 7400 (National & Metro Melbourne) or
1300 845 745 (National – Landline Only) from midday to 3am AEST, seven days a week
Online Counselling Service: Available 24/7
For people aged five to 25, offering 24/7 counselling via phone, web chat or email.
Phone: 1800 551800
For support and advice in a personal crisis.
Online chat from 7pm to 4am AEST, 7 days a week.
Mensline Australia is Australia’s only family and relationship telephone counselling line especially for men, receiving more than 70,000 calls per year. Mensline Australia is staffed by paid professional counsellors, experienced in specifically working with men, supported by an extensive national referral database. The service is available from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
ReachOut provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times.
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.
The StandBy Response Service is a community-based suicide post-vention program that provides a coordinated response of support and assistance for people who have been bereaved through suicide.
Phone: 0458406640 or visit the website to find a service in your area.
Support if you, or someone you know, is feeling suicidal or if you have been affected by the death of a loved one by suicide.
Phone: 1300 65 94 67
Online text chat,