Carers are essential in palliative care
Carers and families: We work with you so you are
- respected and
through the dying and grieving process.
We offer bereavement support to people who are bereaved following the death of a Hospice patient. We refer to other support services when required.
Relationships with the person who died are unique, so each person will experience grief and loss in their own way. Not everyone wants or needs grief support.
Grief is not static, it ebbs and flows, with no set pattern.
We encourage everyone to
- be kind to themselves
- be willing to reach out and receive help from others
- trust their inner strength and resilience
- listen to themselves with compassion.
Caring for people at end of life
The Grampians Region Palliative Care Consortium produced helpful videos to for care for someone at home.
- Everyday care
- Managing symptoms
- Planning ahead
- When death is near
- Following death
CarerHelp is a wonderfully helpful carer website; helpful information, videos and resources.
How we work
Beyondblue 1300 224 636
Carers Respite Service 1800 059 059
Directline (Drug and Alcohol issues) 1800 888 236
Gamblers Helpline 1800 858 858
Griefline 1300 845 745/(03) 9935 7400
Head to Health – digital mental health resources.
Lifeline 13 11 14
Mensline 1300 789 978
MindSpot – free service for people experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. Providing assessment and treatment courses, or help to find local services.
Suicide Line 1300 651 251
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
The Compassionate Friends 1800 641 091 – bereavement support line for families and other who have experienced the unexpected death of a child under 18 years of age.
1800RESPECT – National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling 1800 737 732
After Hours GP Helpline 1800 022 222
Mental Health Advice Line 1300 280 737
Nurse On Call 1300 606 024
After Hours Child Protection Emergency Service 131 278
Housing Support Service 1800 825 955